Adoption information meetings set for Jan. 13, Feb. 10

Staff Report

Children’s Home + Aid is presenting adoption information meetings for couples and individuals interested in becoming adoptive or foster parents.

Peggy Franklin, Children’s Home + Aid adoption director, will lead the meetings, which will be at Children’s Home + Aid, 910 Second Ave., Training Room 101, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Children’s Home + Aid staff will discuss the requirements to be an adoptive or foster parent, the types of children needing families, the costs involved, what a home study is, what supports are available to adoptive and foster parents, and the options available for adoption and foster care.

Any couple or individual who would like more information about becoming an adoptive or foster parent may attend. There is no charge for attending, and snacks will be provided.

Seating is limited, so reservations are requested, but not required. To make a reservation, contact Children’s Home + Aid by calling (815) 962-1043 or emailing jmitchel@childrenshomeandaid.org or pfrankli@childrenshomeandaid.org.

Children’s Home + Aid provides adoption home study services and post placement supervision and counseling, as required by the Illinois Adoption Act, for all types of adoption, including private/identified, agency domestic infant, international, and older child adoption. Children’s Home + Aid assists with an average of 60 to 70 adoptive placements each year. Over the past 21 years, the agency has placed more than 900 children, including more than 130 international children, more than 260 infants, and more than 500 waiting children from the foster care system.

Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels more than 40,000 children, youth and families to improve their lives.

With headquarters in Rockford, the Northern Region of Children’s Home + Aid is devoted to serving the area’s most challenged communities. The Northern Region of Children’s Home + Aid provides services in many of the counties in northern Illinois. Services encompass the needs of the entire family, and include adoption preservation, child and family counseling, MotherHouse Crisis Nursery, Pregnancy and Early Parent Counseling, Healthy Families Illinois, foster care, and family support services. Children’s Home + Aid’s comprehensive, quality programs help children and families overcome the obstacles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to achieve healthy family structures and self-sufficiency.

From the Jan. 7-13, 2015, issue

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  • January 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm
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    I stated FACT on my comment regarding foster parenting and RRT made a decision not to publish it, WHY don’t you want prospective foster parents to know the truth of what they are getting themselves into????

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