Foster Care & Family Support

Healing homes for children and teens traumatized by abuse and neglect and/or with medically complex issues.

Our comprehensive specialized foster care program educates and supports foster parents, provides individual, family and group therapy, life skills classes, respite care and case management services.

Foster Care & Family Support

Foster a Child

Foster a Child

The need for loving foster parents is great.

An increasing number of at-risk children in the Chicago area desperately need foster parents who can welcome, love and guide them toward reunification with their biological families/birth families.

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Foster Parent Support

Foster Parent Support

Strengthening Foster Parents

Jewish Child & Family Services knows that you—the men and women, couples and families who provide a healing home to children in need—are a pillar of strength, patience and love. We also know that it takes more than that and we are here to strengthen you as you parent the most vulnerable among us.

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Post-Adoption Support for Families

Post-Adoption Support for Families

Post-Adoption Support and Services for Families

Like all parents, adoptive parents want the best for their children and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure their happiness and success. Adoptive parents do face unique challenges.

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Foster Parent Stories

Foster Parent Stories

Stories of love, patience and quiet strength

Read about foster parents who create a safe space for children and youth preparing to rejoin their biological families.

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Legal Advocacy Center

Legal Advocacy Center

Consultation, information, referrals and legal representation

Experts in special education law, mental health and developmental disabilities law, and adult guardianship law.

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