The Adoption Listing Service of Illinois and Inquiry Unit


Youth in Care who are available for adoption come from all across the state of Illinois, from all ages and backgrounds. Many are in need of a loving home not only for themselves but also for a little brother or sister. Most children waiting to be adopted are living temporarily with relatives or other foster families. Some live in larger, professionally-staffed group settings. 

The Center for Law and Social Work manages the Adoption Listing Service of Illinois (ALSI) and Inquiry Unit for the IL Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). We are a child-centered organization. We take great pride in matching Illinois Youth in Care with their forever families. Please take a moment to review the ALSI Facebook page with the most up to date descriptions of Illinois Youth in Care in need of a forever family.  

By providing a child with a loving and permanent home, adoptive families have discovered the unique joy of making a life-changing difference to a child. It is a feeling you can’t get any other way. At the same time, the decision to add a child to your family is serious and life changing. We want to help you make sure that opening your heart and your life to a child is the right decision for the child and your family. If you choose to adopt a child through DCFS, please contact the Center for Law and Social Work (CLSW) for more information. Please call CLSW at 800-572-2390 or 773-728-7800 if you would like to learn more about becoming an adoptive parent or foster parent.