Become a Foster Parent

Help a child and family heal

Ways to Give

See all the ways you can make a difference

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LCFS is welcoming, inclusive, diverse & equitable.

About Us

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma.


To nurture and strengthen children and families in need.


A world where all of God’s children have the opportunity for safe, healthy and meaningful lives.

Our Clients. Their Stories

Be inspired by people telling their own stories of changing their lives for the better with the help of LCFS’ programs and services.

Lakeisha’s Family Story

Adopting During a Pandemic

Courtney’s Story

Kenneth’s Story

Sawyer Family’s Story

Impacting Lives Every Day


Children cared for in loving LCFS foster families


Families faced their challenges and were strengthened through LCFS’ family-focused preventative services


Youth in foster care found their forever families with 286 able to return to their families