Pregnancy Resources Illinois
ACFB was not our first adoptive agency we have explored, but it was the right place for us. They genuinely care about everyone involved in the adoption process, including the birth mothers. They were honest, helpful and supportive. We will forever be grateful, that thanks to ACFB our family is complete.
My daughter was able to place her baby with a lovely couple this week. Thank you, Linda Fiore, for making this all so professional and comfortable as we made the decision that is right for everyone. Thank you to Mary for guiding my daughter so lovingly. God's blessings for the adoptive parents who opened their arms to our whole family. Thank you to all who made this happen! God Bless you!
The best part of working with ACFB is the education you receive before you make any decisions or invest in anything, they want to know your story - the trauma or sadness that you have been through before you start your adoption journey. ACFB creates a successful environment for adoptive parents to create successful families.
ILLINOIS ADOPTION AND PREGNANCY RESOURCES
Adoption Center for Family Building staff will make referrals to local resources and provide transportation to clinics and hospitals. If you are interested in learning more about open adoption, please call 800-869-1005 or text Linda at 773-919-5702.
Woman and Infant Care Hotline Prenatal and newborn information: 800-323-4769
Women Infant & Children (WIC)
Offices throughout the state provides milk, cheese, other dairy products and diapers for low-income pregnant women and children.
Access Community Health Network, www.achn.net
1555 West Howard Street, Chicago, (773) 764-7146
222 North Canal Street, Chicago, (312) 526-2200
Access operates nearly 60 community health centers in Chicago, greater Cook County and DuPage County. Pregnancy testing and prenatal care in most centers.
Centro Romero, www.centroromero.org
6216 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60660
Community-based organization helping immigrant and refugee families with legal referral, youth programs, adult education, and family services. Domestic violence services for Spanish speaking women.
Chicago Emergency Housing Hotline
City of Chicago Department of Human Services, www.chicago.gov
1615 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Assists individuals and families in need of resources, from subsidized childcare to housing for the homeless.
Community Counseling Center of Chicago, www.c4chicago.org
Provides a broad spectrum of counseling and support services to the Chicago community. Free parenting skills classes in English and Spanish for parents of children from birth to age 12.
DuPage County Health Dept, www.dupagehealth.org
1111 E Jackson St, Lombard, IL 60148, (630) 682-7400
111 North County Farm Road, Wheaton (630) 682-7400
245 West Roosevelt Road, West Chicago, (630) 682-7400
DuPage Pads, www.dupagepads.org
Provides assistance locating emergency shelter.
Erie Family Health Centers, www.eriefamilyhealth.org
Delivering health care to low-income, underinsured, and uninsured Chicagoans
Family Focus, www.family-focus.org
Family support agency, open to all regardless of ability to pay. Promotes the well-being of children by supporting and strengthening their families. Located in the Chicagoland area.
Greater Elgin Family Health, www.greaterfamilyhealth.org
Provides quality, affordable health care to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families.
Howard Area Community Center, www.howardarea.org
7648 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60626
Infant and toddler program, home visiting, parenting, support, ESL and GED classes, domestic violence support services.
Howard Brown Health, www.howardbrown.org
Community-based health provider in Chicago. Provides prenatal and post-partum health services, pregnancy diagnosis, obstetrical ultrasound, and doula services.
Infant Welfare Society Teen Parent Services, wwww.iwse.org
2200 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Comprehensive parenting services for teens including support groups, family support, case management, field trips and home visitation.
Lake County Illinois Health Department, www.lakecountyil.gov
3010 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Pregnancy Counseling Services and pre-natal care for residents of Lake County.
Maryville Crisis Nursery, www.maryvilleacademy.org
6650 W. Irving Park Road,
773-205-3637 (24 hr. helpline)
A temporary emergency shelter for newborns through age six
Meadows Community Services
2401 Kirchoff Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Food pantry, clothing, financial assistance, ESL, assistance for healthcare, citizenship classes and counseling. Services are available in Spanish.
National Domestic Violence Hotline, www.thehotline.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Night Ministry Youth Empowerment Services, www.thenightministry.org
1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60622
Housing services, prenatal services, counseling, parenting skills, GED, job training and housing assistance
On Your Feet Foundation, www.onyourfeetfoundation.org
Provides support to birthparents following an adoptive placement.” Focuses on helping their clients build a better life by giving them the tools they need through case management and coaching, monetary grants and through the creation of a community of other birthparents.
Prenatal Education Group for Teens
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Offered to individuals under 20 years old who are delivering at Evanston or Highland Park Hospital. Prenatal classes, developmental guidance, support, and mentoring. Services are available in Spanish
Winnebago County Health Deppartment, www.wchd.org
401 Division Street, Rockford
555 North Court Street, Rockford
330 15th Ave # 2, Rockford
YWCA Rape Crisis Hotline and Counseling Services, www.ywca.org
Operating 24-hour support for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.
Call 888-293-2080 in Chicago Metropolitan Area
Call 630-971-3927 in DuPage County
Call 708-748-5672 in the South Suburbs