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Foster-care seminar on July 9 has special LGBTQ focus
2016-06-14

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In conjunction with the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois Center for Adoption and Permanency, Pride Action Tank and Windy City Times, Let It Be Us is hosting a free event entitled "Call to Action—Foster and Adopt Our Children" with the specific goal of finding foster and adoptive families within Chicago's LGBTQ community on Saturday, July 9.

Open to any individual interested in becoming an adoptive or foster parent, the event will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center, at 750 S. Halsted St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The town hall-style event includes an overview of the foster care license process, the adoption from foster care process and a speaker's bureau featuring teens and parents.

Agency representatives and foster families will be on hand to answer questions from attendees. Tickets are limited and reservations are suggested. For more information and to reserve a seat, visit www.letitbeus.org/events.

Participating social service agencies include Aunt Martha's, ChildServ, Hephzibah, Kaleidoscope, Lakeside Community Committee, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Little City, National Youth Advocate Program and SOS Children's Villages.

Let It Be Us is an Illinois 501( c )( 3 ) nonprofit dedicated to building awareness and inspiring the adoption and care of children in the foster care system. Funds raised go to programs and projects that maximize the prospects of successful adoptions for these children and achieving educational goals for the older children in foster care. Let It Be Us is the strong and innovative bridge between children available for adoption and adoptive parents. For more information, visit LetItBeUs.org .


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