Lydia Home Association

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4300 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641
United States

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Monday 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday 9 AM-5 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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LYDIA Home Association is a Christian, non-profit organization that has
been serving children in Chicago since 1916. We provide an integrated,
holistic approach to help children recover from emotion, physical and/or
sexual abuse. We empower them to believe in a brighter tomorrow by
providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to grow.
Our foster parents are special people who provide love, structure and safety to children who can’t be with their families or on their own. Foster parents know that in foster care, patience and acceptance of what each day may bring is essential, and the gift of love goes both ways. Each foster care placement benefits from the strength of the vision shared by everyone involved: the child, the biological family, the foster family, treatWe believe every adoption is a miracle of love. LSS has proudly served the community and assisted with adoptions for more than 100 years and we continue to strengthen families through Wisconsin and Upper Michigan through public adoption and foster care.ment providers, and other significant people in the child’s life.

Services and information

  • Non Related Kin (NRKIN)
  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Illinois. To become a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide at least three references
  • Clear a physical exam
  • Maintain financial stability

Foster families must be able to provide a safe and comfortable home for a child. You must provide room for the child to have a bed and enough space for personal belongings.

Foster parents do not need to be married or have a partner. However, if married, couples must show a stable marriage of at least one year before they can foster a child in Illinois.

Foster parents need to meet a child's basic care needs, such as providing meals and clothing. Foster families must also support a foster child's education and assist them in developing social skills.

Contact the DCFS or a local licensed child-placing agency to learn more or begin the fostering approval process.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.6 / 5
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Kiaa Jay
Jul 28, 2023

I’ve dealt with this organization for years because I am a single mother who needs the help and I can surely agree that these people work to get your child taken away from you be very careful and cautious when dealing with this type of situation with your children

Rating: 1

Nina Segobiano
Oct 28, 2022

Just called this place in regards to Donation. Man who answered the phone was rude and said they don’t accept and then hung up.

Rating: 1

Susan Elguindy
Aug 08, 2022

I don’t know if adoption will happen for me, but I will continue to pursue my passions. Please keep your passions alive!

Rating: 5

May 27, 2022

Here to offer help to any on here begging and in need! I was looking for the right company to help connect me to families and children in need, but it seems harder than I thought to find companies with good intentions. Feel free to email me to talk further!

Rating: 1

Rachell Coleman
Dec 12, 2021

Lydia Home do not care about those children they work with DCFS and put ur kids n harm ways its all about the money they are very unprofessional the homes they put ur children n is not right kids catch hands and feet arms get broken I need away 2 shut this place down or have some of the work fire like the director of foster care Mabel Waters my daughter completely all her services u all got her kids for 7 years she have not seen her daughter's her 2 years they also was injured twice n foster care. And u all gave up Guardianship and her parent rights our not terminate Miss Waters is the director and still my daughter caseworker my daughter had 6 caseworker that place need 2 b shut down they don't care about the best interests n those kids its all about the money how can she sleep no n my grandkids being abused they need 2 shut this place down like they did ADA a McKenzie?

Rating: 1