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  1. Article number 1 - November is Adoption Awareness Month
  2. Article number 2 - Reporting Abuse or Neglect
  3. Article number 3 - Stopping Child Abuse in Your Community
  4. Article number 4 - Doing Business with DCFS Technical Assistance Program
  • November is Adoption Awareness Month

    Thanks to thousands of adoptive parents across Illinois, 15,451 children have found their forever families over the last decade, including 1,838 children in the last year. But our work is not done. Today nearly 1,500 Illinois children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are waiting for the love, nurturing and sense of security that can only come from being a part of a family. To make a difference in the life of a child, call 800-572-2390 or visit

    Listen to the Public Service Announcement.

  •  Reporting Abuse or Neglect

    Reporting Abuse or Neglect

    DCFS has the primary responsibility of protecting children through the investigation of suspected abuse or neglect by parents and other caregivers in a position of trust or authority over the child.

    Call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873 or TTY 1-800-358-5117) if you suspect that a child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed by abuse or neglect. If you believe a child is in immediate danger of harm, call 911 first. Your confidential call will not only make sure the child is safe, but also help provide the child’s family the services they need to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home.

  •  Stopping Child Abuse in Your Community

    Stopping Child Abuse in Your Community

    ​Children are the embodiment of innocence and hope for the future. We all agree that every child deserves to grow up in a nurturing environment where they are loved, cared for, secure, and protected from verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Both child abuse and child neglect cause serious harm to child development and have lifelong effects that reduce well-being and productivity and create greater demands on society.

  • Doing Business with DCFS Technical Assistance Program

    ​Agencies and organizations that seek to do business with DCFS can now open a new road map to navigate the procurement process. DCFS has launched the tailored and targeted on-line training, Doing Business with DCFS, which includes a comprehensive how-to guide and a useful resource directory for technical assistance.