Let It Be Us Announces 2021 Events For Potential Foster Parents

Matt Lenz
Updated 1/4/2021 8:44 AM

Barrington Not-for-Profit Leads Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents Through the Licensing Process; Opens Dialog of the Needs of 18,000 Children In Illinois Foster Care

Barrington, Ill. (Dec. 23, 2020) Let It Be Us, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the care and well-being of youth in Illinois foster care, today announced its 2021 "Foster Care 101"series schedule, designed to walk prospective foster and adoptive parents through the licensing process.


Each Foster Care 101 presentation offers important information useful for prospective foster parents. Led by Let It Be Us'expert foster parent recruiters and special guests, each event features in-depth discussions that broadly circle the issue of how to better serve the needs of children in foster care. All presentations are conducted remotely via Zoom to encourage maximum participation and accessibility.

"Conducting our Foster Care 101 series digitally has allowed us to reach a wide audience and spread awareness of the challenges facing foster children," said Susan McConnell, founder and executive director of Let It Be Us. "We've experienced a lot of success this year by moving our educational process online, and these informative sessions have been a vital part of getting kids into loving homes."

The dates for upcoming Foster Care 101 sessions are as follows:

January 12

January 26

February 9

February 23

March 16

March 30

April 13

April 27

May 11

May 25

June 15

June 29

To register, visit www.letitbeus.org/events.

Launched in 2014, Let It Be Us is a 501(c)3 organization with the mission to inspire foster care and adoption in Illinois. Let It Be Us locates foster parents for Illinois youth in care needing short-term and permanent homes. In 2018, Let It Be Us launched an innovative targeted recruitment program to assist agencies seeking immediate foster homes for emergent cases. Using its proprietary database, Let It Be Us identifies a parent or families that meet a child's specific need for both immediate and adoptive situations. Since inception, the program has helped agencies place more than 250 children in homes.

Contact: Susan Stoga 847/980-8773 susan@carsonstoga.com

Matt Lenz 224/223-2545 mattalenz@gmail.com

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