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Illinois Adoption Advisory Council

The Illinois Adoption Advisory Council (IAAC) was established by the DCFS director for advising and consulting with the director (of DCFS) or his/her designee(s) on all matters involving or affecting the provision of adoption and guardianship services. The IAAC addresses the department's goals of safety, well-being and permanency through its members' expertise, experience, advice and advocacy.  Its bylaws list specific objectives and other rules that govern the council's activities and operation; however, those bylaws also authorize the IAAC to work broadly on the topics of adoption and guardianship services.

Council members are all appointed by the DCFS director. Members consist of adoptive parents and adoptees representing each DCFS administrative region, as well as experts in child welfare and adoption, some of whom are employed by contract agencies. Two adoptive parent members also hold joint appointments to the Child Welfare Advisory Committee. 

For more information on the council, contact the Office of Caregiver and Parent Support at 217-524-2422.

Membership List

Meeting Schedule


Resources for Locating a Medical Provider for a Child in DCFS Care

Adoption Professional Application

Adoptive Parent Application

Adult Adoptee Application


​Meeting Agendas ​Meeting Minutes
March 3, 2023 Meeting Agenda  
February 3, 2023 Meeting Cancellation  
January 6, 2023 Meeting Agenda  
November 18, 2022 Meeting Agenda (joint IAAC and SFCAC Meeting)  
October 7, 20222 Meeting Agenda  
September 2, 2022 Meeting Agenda  
August 5, 2022 Meeting Agenda August 5, 2022 Meeting Minutes
July 8, 2022 Meeting Agenda July 8, 2022 Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2022 Meeting Agenda  
April 8, 2022 Meeting Agenda April 8, 2022 Meeting Minutes
March 11, 2022 Meeting Agenda March 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2022 Meeting Agenda February 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes
January 14, 2022 Meeting Agenda January 14, 2022 Meeting Minutes
November 5, 2021 Meeting Agenda November 5, 2021 Meeting Minutes
October 8, 2021 Meeting Agenda October 8, 2021 Meeting Minutes
September 17, 2021 Meeting Agenda September 17, 2021 Meeting Minutes
August 6, 2021 Meeting Agenda
July 9, 2021 Meeting Agenda July 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes
June 4, 2021 Meeting Agenda June 4, 2021 Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2021 Meeting Agenda April 23, 2021 Meeting Minutes
February 5, 2021 Meeting Agenda February 5, 2021 Meeting Minutes