Foster Parents Change Children’s Lives!

You can help a child at risk build a better life by opening your home and heart. ChildServ places children in safe homes with nurturing and loving foster parents. We provide those foster parents with comprehensive, extensive training and support to help each child reach their potential and improve their social and emotional skills and help their family function.

For more information about Foster Parent Information and Requirements, please click here.

ChildServ regularly hosts informational and recruitment sessions for prospective foster parents at our ChildServ – Chicago South and ChildServ – Chicago North locations. Please consult the Events section on our home page for times and locations.

For more information about becoming a foster parent, please contact us at (773) 239-8094 or

Upcoming Meeting Dates for the Foster Parent Implementation Plan

These meetings provide an opportunity for foster parents to review the foster parent implementation plan.

To learn about meeting dates or ask questions, please email

Foster Parent Law Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Foster Parent Law Plan?

It establishes public policy 20 ILCS 520 regarding the rights and responsibilities of foster parents as an essential part of the child welfare team. ChildServ is responsible for developing an annual plan for implementing the plan. Department of Children and Family Services and Private Agencies are responsible for developing annual plans for the law to insure that foster parents are provided with the information and support to fulfill their responsibility to full participate as a member of the child welfare team.

How can you participate in the development of the Plan?

Each year ChildServ holds meetings in September to discuss needed revisions to the Plan. Foster parents can provide feedback on needed changes and will endorse the Plan once finalized.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can complete the Foster Parents Feedback Form (click here) and email it to or fax it to (773) 867-7364, attention: Lynsey Sloan.

Foster parents can participate on the Foster Parent Advisory Council (FPAC) and assist in the development of the annual plan. If you are interested in becoming a member of the FPAC, please see the handbook listed below.

What you should know about the 2015 Plan?

Our 2015 Foster Parent Law Plan is available in English and in Spanish by calling (773) 239-8094. As part of the Foster Parent Law Plan, foster parents must be notified of ChildServ’s Appeal/Grievance Policy, which is available below.

To obtain a copy of the below policies in in Spanish and/or English, contact ChildServ’s Program Director at A summary version is also available.