Family Counseling Center
Services Birth Mother Support
10 Henson Place, Suite C
For Birthmothers by Birthmothers
For both new and older birthmothers; monthly meetings are faciitated
by birth mother Jessie Wiliams
*Friends of the Cradle
the Cradle, by the Cradle and for Cradle triad members.
2049 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
recent arrival on the national scene, Green Ribbon strongly advocates
for open records in the 40+ U.S. states where adoption records are still sealed.
Their Arkansas chapter was omnipresent in Little Rock during a recent attempt
to unseal adoptee's birth records in adoptee Bill Clinton's home state. Their
energetic Illinois Coordinator is adoptee Linda Roth.
core group of committed adoptees, birth relatives and adoptive parents provides
and support to the Bloomington/Normal community. Monthly meetings are held in
Bloomington. Healing Hearts' President, Marilyn Strohkirch,
is also a confidential intermediary for the State of Illinois.
P.O. Box 606
P.O. Box 412
*Illinois Foster Parent
665 Silver Creek
Woodstock, IL 60098
*Lifelink/Bensenville Home Society
Special Needs Adoption Support Group
Bensenville, IL 60106
630/766-5800, Ext: 282
2661 N. IL Street,
Belleville, IL 62221
facilitator, Maggie Ruby spent several years searching for (and ultimately locating)
her birth mother before founding this long-established group.
Springfield, IL 62791-7541
People Searching for
P.O. Box 5442
Rock Island, IL
Single Adoptive Parent Support
P.O. Box 578478
*Stars of David International,
adoptive parents' group which offers a wide range of activities
and services for adoptive parents both pre- and post-adoption.
Avenue, Suite 100
Toll Free: 800/782-7349
*Truth Seekers in
longest-running adoption support group in the Chicago area. An average of two
dozen adoptees, birth parents and the occasional adoptive parent turn out for
their last-Monday-of-the-month meetings at Lutheran General Hospital in Park
Ridge. Turthseeker's long-time facilitator Barb Gonyo recently
stepped down and has been replaced by birth mother Judy Koptik.
P.O. Box 366
Prospect Heights, IL