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Adoption Support and Preservation

Adoption Support and Preservation

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Family stabilization services for adoptive and guardianship families in Cook County.

Services Offered

Individual Counseling • Family Counseling • Family Preservation • Advocacy • Support Groups • Adoption • Guardianship • Crisis Intervention


Catholic Charities Adoption/Subsidized Guardianship Preservation Services, a program of the Family First Initiative, supports adoptive and guardianship families throughout Cook County through challenges related to adoption and guardianship issues. Services are intended to maintain family stability and promote an understanding of how the adoption/guardianship story impacts clients' lives. Available services include:

-Crisis Intervention
-Individual and family counseling
-Family and child support groups
-Advocacy with schools and other agencies for specialized services

Services are provided in clients' homes. Evening appointments are available.


1800 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 41.9144747 -87.671861

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-Adoptive families may have adopted through DCFS or via domestic, private, or international adoption.
-Services for guardianship are available only to families with legal guardianship through DCFS. Catholic Charities is unable to serve families who have legal guardianship through probate court with no DCFS involvement.
-There is no cost to clients for services. However, Catholic Charities will bill Medicaid if available.


  • This service is free

How to Apply

Call the intake line at 312-655-8357 for a brief intake interview. The interview will include collection of demographic information and a discussion of your reason for seeking services. No documentation is required for intake. There is not generally a wait list for services. For more information, email

Other Locations

Program Phone: (312) 655-8357
2310 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
Program Phone: (312) 655-8357
1800 N. Hermitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Program Phone: (312) 655-8357
671 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085