If you are interested in adopting a specific child, please make note of his or her name and case number as this information will be needed when filling out a request information form.

Waiting Children

There are many Illinois children waiting to be part of a family. Thank you for visiting the Illinois photolisting website to learn more about these children. Some of the waiting children have special educational, emotional or medical needs; this information is confidential and does not appear in their profiles. More detailed information about the children can be shared with adoptive parents as they complete the adoption preparation process.

To Meet The Kids:

  • Browse through a list of all Illinois waiting children.
  • Create a Search based on the type of child(ren) you would like to adopt.
  • Write down the name and case number of the child(ren) you are interested in adopting.
  • Click the Request Info button at the top of this page to inquire about a specific child.
  • Call 800-572-2390 to speak to one of our resource workers.
  • Visit the Adoption section of our website to learn about adoption in Illinois.
  • Visit to view a national photolisting of waiting children.

Illinois' waiting children are brought to you by the Adoption Information
Center of Illinois and AdoptUSKids.