Welcome to the Adoption Center of Central Illinois! The Adoption Center of Central Illinois is a program of Family Service Center. Focused on growing families through adoption, we provide services for the entire adoption triad - birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted children.
We believe that adoption is a wonderful option for families, and we want adoptive families to be ready for their journey together. The adoption program of Family Service Center has been providing services to birthparents and adoptive families almost 150 years.
Our program assists by creating and completing families through infant adoptions. Our agency also completes home studies and assists with paperwork for international adoptions. For more information, please call us at (217) 528-8406.
Important information for all families involved with adoption and Family Service Center can be reviewed here.
$100 (due at time of application)
Domestic Homestudy Fee:
$2,500 (includes orientation, training, homestudy and post placement supervision)
$3,000 (includes orientation, training, homestudy, post placement supervision, liaison work with placement agency, dossier consultation and help.)
$13,000 (includes admin costs, liaison work w/ hospital, case management, birth mother expenses from 6 weeks pre to 6 weeks post-natal.
Total estimated adoption costs due to Family Service Center:
Domestic Adoption: $15,600
International Adoption: $3,100
** Many adoption costs can be submitted to the IRS for adoption tax credit. The most recent information from the IRS for 2021 states that up to $14,660 can be claimed as a tax credit. Please speak to your tax preparer for more information.
Other related costs:
$50 per hour
$50 per hour
$0.61/mile – included with homestudy cost within our service area.
Our agency recognizes that placing a child for adoption is a difficult decision, and we respect all of the birthparents who consider this option, including those that decide to parent their child. We also believe that placing a child can be a wonderful choice for everyone involved, including the birthparents.
Family Service Center offers free counseling to expectant mothers and fathers when they are making a choice whether adoption is the best choice for their baby. Staff is available to meet with the expectant parent and offer ongoing support during her pregnancy and after.
Our agency would also offer support and assistance to a couple seeking to find an adoptive family for their child. We would be happy to meet with any birthparent to explore all the steps of the adoption process and offer as much guidance as possible. Counseling is also available to the birth mother and or father after the child is placed for adoption to assist with any grief or loss issues.
If you or someone you know is interested in placing a child for adoption, please contact us at email@example.com for more information, or call us at (217) 528-8406.