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Adoption Center for Family Building (ACFB) is a private, nonprofit open adoption agency licensed in Illinois and Indiana. We provide a full range of adoption counseling and placement services to birth parents and adoptive parents. Our experienced adoption counselors are dedicated to helping birth parents and adoptive families get the guidance and support they need throughout their adoption journey.

The agency was founded in 1996 by Tobi Ehrenpreis and Maggie Gill Benz.  Both licensed social workers and adoptive mothers, Tobi and Maggie combined their administrative and clinical expertise to establish the Adoption Center for Family Building.  ACFB was designed as an alternative to traditional, faith-based adoption agencies.

While going through the adoption process themselves, both women encountered barriers along the way. They were committed to creating a more progressive, transparent and flexible agency to better meet the needs of everyone going through the adoption process.

Since it's beginning, the Adoption Center for Family Building has grown steadily. In 1998, the agency was licensed in Indiana and opened an office in Merrillville.  Over the years, ACFB has conducted more than 1,800 home studies for domestic and international adoption, provided professional counseling and support to more than 1,500 expectant mothers and birth fathers, and placed over a thousand infants for adoption.

Today, our team of professionals includes twelve counselors, an office manager, and an administrative assistant. Many of our staff has personal experience with adoption as an adoptive parent, birth mother or adoptee. The agency also has an all-volunteer board of directors including an attorney, a graphic designer, other business professionals and adoptive parents.  To learn more about the Adoption Center, please contact us:

(847) 674-3231    Illinois office
(219) 795-9900    Indiana office
(847) 674-8635    Send a fax
(800)869-1005     Birth parents only

email: info@centerforfamily.com

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Adoption Center for Family Building is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We provide valuable resources, financial assistance, and professional counseling to women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Please support our mission.