Support & Advocacy... (continued)



Family Counseling Center
Catholic Social Services Birth Mother Support Group

10 Henson Place, Suite C
Champaign, IL 61820


For Birthmothers by Birthmothers
hicago, IL
For both new and older birthmothers; monthly meetings are faciitated
by birth mother Jessie Wiliams



*Friends of the Cradle
Of the Cradle, by the Cradle and for Cradle triad members.
2049 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Fax: 847/ 475-5871


Green Ribbon Campaign
A 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.  


*Healing Hearts
A core group of committed adoptees, birth relatives and adoptive parents provides adoption search 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
Normal, IL 61761


Hidden Birthright
100 Cumberland
Rochester, IL 62563-9238


Illiana Adoptive Parents
P.O. Box 412
Flossmoor, IL 60422


*Illinois Foster Parent Association
665 Silver Creek Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
217/ 448-4191


*Lifelink/Bensenville Home Society
Special Needs Adoption Support Group

331 York Road
Bensenville, IL 60106
630/766-5800, Ext: 282 


Lost Connection
2661 N. IL Street, Suite 147
Belleville, IL 62221


*Missing Pieces
Group facilitator, Maggie Ruby spent several years searching for (and ultimately locating) her birth mother before founding this long-established group.
P.O. Box 7541
Springfield, IL 62791-7541


People Searching for People
P.O. Box 5442
Rock Island, IL 61204-5442


Single Adoptive Parent Support Group
P.O. Box 578478
Chicago, IL 60657


*Stars of David International, Inc.
Chicago Area Chapter
Active adoptive parents' group which offers a wide range of activities and services for adoptive parents both pre- and post-adoption.
3175 Commercial Avenue, Suite 100
Northbrook, IL 60062-1915
Toll Free: 800/782-7349
Fax: 847/509-9545


*Truth Seekers in Adoption
The 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 60070