Foster Care & Adoption

As part of our mission, Little City is committed to recruiting and supporting foster/adoptive families to provide loving homes to youth with special needs including intellectual, developmental and emotional/behavioral disabilities who have been identified as abused or neglected by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.


For over 25 years, Little City’s foster care and adoption program has provided innovative, individualized and community-based treatment to our children and their families. In 2012, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recognized Little City as the first foster care and adoption agency in Illinois to obtain cultural competence in serving the LGBT community. See statistics.

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We are searching for welcoming homes and loving parents regardless of age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender-identification, income or education level. Candidates must be 21 years of age or older, pass a background check, provide a safe home with an available bed for a child and have a passion to make a difference in a child’s life.

Awaiting Youth

Meet some of the wonderful youth who are currently in need of foster homes. If you have the time, space, love and commitment please consider fostering one of these children.


Jackson is a 13-year-old boy who hopes to go to college one day. He enjoys being outdoors, enjoys playing volleyball and other sports as well as going to the movies.


Tasha is a 15-year-old girl who enjoys dancing, singing and playing sports. One day she wants to be famous and even meet Beyoncé!


Marcus is an 11-year-old boy who would like to become part of a loving and supporting family. He’s very energetic and loves to play with Ninja Turtles, likes to watch movies, and loves trains.


Daliah is a 13-year-old girl who hopes to go to college one day. She loves being outdoors and partaking in outdoor activities, loves playing volleyball and other sports, and enjoys going to the movies.


Little City hosts customized pre-licensing training to all prospective foster/adoptive parents as well as comprehensive case management services and treatment. We also have an extensive foster parent support and mentoring network led by foster parents.

Learn more about our partner, Voices for Illinois Children.