Pregnancy Resources Illinois

Client Reviews

Adriana B.

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.

Amy W.

It was a pleasure to work with Maggie and the rest of the staff at Adoption Center for Family Building. They were great at answering our questions and providing guidance at each step. We were happy with the support we received and the kindness they showed us and the Birth Parents.

Ben V.

Barbara is a very pleasant person to work with, she made us feel comfortable every step of the way. At times during our process we faced difficulties but with her guidance we were able to stay focused and achieve our goal.

Robin R.

Everyone in this organization is amazing. They offer unending support and guidance through what may easily be the most difficult and rewarding journey in life.

B. M.

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!

KC & Alex W.

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 or La’Shea at 708- 320-8630

    Woman and Infant Care Hotline Prenatal and newborn information: 800-323-4769

    Women Infant & Children (WIC)
    800-323-4769
    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
    773-508-5300
    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
    800-654-8595

    City of Chicago Department of Human Services, www.chicago.gov
    1615 W. Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    312-746-8545
    Assists individuals and families in need of resources, from subsidized childcare to housing for the homeless.

    Community Counseling Center of Chicago, www.c4chicago.org
    773-549-2322
    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
    630-682-3846
    Provides assistance locating emergency shelter.

    Erie Family Health Centers, www.eriefamilyhealth.org
    312-666-3494
    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
    844-599-3700
    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
    773-262-6622
    Infant and toddler program, home visiting, parenting, support, ESL and GED classes, domestic violence support services.

    Howard Brown Health, www.howardbrown.org
    773-388-1600
    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
    847-491-9650
    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
    Patricia Lopez
    3010 Grand Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    847-377-8400
    Pregnancy Counseling Services and pre-natal care for residents of Lake County.

    Maryville Crisis Nursery, www.maryvilleacademy.org
    6650 W. Irving Park Road,
    Chicago, Illinois
    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
    847-590-6338
    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
    1-800-799-7233

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    800-273-8255

    The Night Ministry Youth Empowerment Services, www.thenightministry.org
    1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000
    Chicago, IL 60622
    773-784-9000
    Housing services, prenatal services, counseling, parenting skills, GED, job training and housing assistance

    On Your Feet Foundation, www.onyourfeetfoundation.org
    847-433-7820
    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
    847-570-4717
    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
    (815) 720-4000
    555 North Court Street, Rockford
    (815) 720-4000
    330 15th Ave # 2, Rockford
    (815) 972-7200

    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