Support & Advocacy... (continued)

 

 

Family Counseling Center
Catholic Social Services Birth Mother Support Group

10 Henson Place, Suite C
Champaign, IL 61820
217/352-6565

 

For Birthmothers by Birthmothers
C
hicago, IL
 
For both new and older birthmothers; monthly meetings are faciitated
by birth mother Jessie Wiliams
email: birthmomgroup@hotmail.com

312/505-0473

 

*Friends of the Cradle
Of the Cradle, by the Cradle and for Cradle triad members.
2049 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847/475-5800
Fax: 847/ 475-5871
e
-mail: lhageman@cradle.org
www.cradle.org

 

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.  
e-mail:
 lilybugmom@yahoo.com

www.50megs.com/levgen/grcampaign.html

 

*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
309/820-0230
e-mail:
Digger719@aol.com

 

Hidden Birthright
100 Cumberland
Rochester, IL 62563-9238

 

Illiana Adoptive Parents
P.O. Box 412
Flossmoor, IL 60422
708/799-7844

 

*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
www.lifelink.org 

 

Lost Connection
2661 N. IL Street, Suite 147
Belleville, IL 62221
618/235-9409

 

*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
217/787-8450

 

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
847/604-1974

 

*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
847/509-9929
Toll Free: 800/782-7349
Fax: 847/509-9545
e-mail: StarsDavid@aol.com
www.starsofdavid.org/

 

*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
708/342-8742
e-mail:
Jkoptik@ix.netcom.com