A Trusted, Full-Service Illinois Adoption Agency

Adoptions With Love is a domestic, non-profit adoption agency that offers compassionate counseling and adoption services to expectant/birth parents nationwide. If you are in search of an Illinois adoption agency, we want you to know that we are here for you. Adoptions With Love has a team of caring counselors and experienced adoption attorneys in Illinois, who are ready to help you through this journey. Whether you are in your first trimester or have already given birth, we can guide you in making an adoption plan – at no cost to you.

Making an Adoption Plan in Illinois

Adoptions With Love has been helping expectant/birth parents since 1986. We understand that an unplanned pregnancy can feel like you are in complete crisis. It is our mission to help you reach a decision with which you are comfortable. At AWL, there is never any pressure to choose adoption. We are here to educate you on your options, answer your questions, and help you come to the best possible choice for you and your child. Our counseling services are always free of charge to expectant/birth parents.

If and when you are ready to make an adoption plan, we can guide you through the entire adoption process, from start to finish. This involves:

  • Choosing a family for your baby: At Adoptions With Love, you can choose the family to raise your baby. You can tell us what you are looking for in an adoptive family, and we will share letters and photo albums from each family that matches your wishes. Hand-selecting the perfect family for your baby can give you great peace of mind. If you would like, you can meet with your child’s adoptive family during pregnancy and/or after giving birth.
  • Selecting an open or closed adoption: Adoptions With Love offers open, semi-open, and closed adoption plans. Open adoption allows you to maintain contact with your child’s adoptive family if you wish. If you want a closed adoption now, you may open it later. At AWL, every adoptive family agrees to at least a semi-open adoption. This type of plan entails sending letters and photo updates for you on a yearly basis. It is your choice to receive them. We can help guide you through this decision to determine which type of adoption plan will best suit your needs.
  • Ongoing counseling and care: The professional counselors at Adoptions With Love are always available, any day of the week. This service does not end with the finalization of your child’s adoption. We understand that it is important to receive emotional support after giving birth. Adoptions With Love will be here for you during your pregnancy, throughout the adoption journey, and many years after. All counseling services are confidential and free of charge for expectant/birth mothers.
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Expert Adoption Services in Illinois

Adoption is an incredibly brave, loving, and selfless decision. This choice involves putting your child’s needs above your own and making a thoughtful plan for his or her life. If you are making an adoption plan, you deserve respect and support throughout the process.

Adoptions With Love offers many supportive services to expectant/birth mothers choosing adoption in Illinois. In addition to options counseling, we can offer financial support such as:

  • Rent assistance
  • Utility bills
  • Food
  • Prenatal expenses
  • Uninsured medical and maternity-related costs
  • Maternity clothes
  • Other living expenses; please contact us for more details

If you do not have a doctor/midwife or hospital/birthing center chosen, we can help you find a provider in Illinois with whom you are comfortable. We can then help you create an adoption hospital plan, which clearly explains any requests you may have for your delivery and hospital experience. Remember, our experienced adoption professionals are here for you every step of the way. We will guide you along as you build an adoption plan that meets YOUR needs and makes YOU feel confident in your decision.

Legal Services in Illinois

We understand that the adoption process can be confusing and, at times, overwhelming—especially since adoption laws and regulations vary by state. Every state has different laws relating to birth father involvement, relinquishing parental rights, and more. An Illinois adoption agency and attorney can help you through the legal process.

Adoptions With Love has close partnerships with adoption attorneys in Illinois. They can meet you (wherever you wish) and walk you through the various steps of the adoption process. All our legal services are free of charge to expectant/birth parents.

In Illinois, a birth mother may not sign consent to the adoption until at least 72 hours after giving birth. This allows you to take time with your baby (if you would like), and ensure you are fully comfortable with your decision. There are also specific laws relating to the birth father’s consent, and the adoption finalization in court. For more information, contact Adoptions With Love and we will answer any questions you may have about adoption in the Prairie state.

You are Not Alone

If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy and considering adoption, do not hesitate to reach out to Adoptions With Love for guidance and support. Unplanned pregnancy is a difficult situation that you should never have to face alone. We are here for you at any stage of your pregnancy and beyond.

If you have just given birth, we can also help you create an adoption plan. Call us at 1-800-722-7731 today, and we can send one of our counselors right to your hospital room.

It is never too late to make an adoption plan. Some birth mothers choose to make an adoption plan for their child after bringing baby home from the hospital. If you are not ready to become a parent but wish to give your baby a wonderful life full of love and opportunity, adoption may be the right next step for you. Choosing adoption does not mean giving up your child; it means the opposite. It means giving your child a happy life with a safe, stable, and loving family.

Adoptions With Love is a trusted and highly respected adoption agency serving Illinois. You may reach us at any time of day, any day of the week by calling 800-722-7731, or texting us confidentially at 617-777-0072.

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Since 1986, Adoptions With Love has been matching expectant parents facing an unplanned pregnancy with loving and devoted adoptive families."