Dear future parents, follow your hearts and don't give up! Adoption Center for Family Building is a caring, professional agency who will help you through the amazing journey of adoption. We adopted our 4 year old and 18 month old daughters through Adoption Center for Family Building. ACFB IS AWESOME!! We adopted our 6 year old daughter from another agency; our daughter is perfect, but our experience with that agency was less than good. We also had begun working with a couple of other agencies prior to ACFB and had unpleasant experiences. I mention these other experiences in this review because we actually have experiences to compare our ACFB experiences with.. The entire staff at Adoption Center for Family Building is caring, responsive and thorough. Maggie is someone who has impacted our lives forever...how can I put into words all that she is and did. Maggie was always honest, she set up realistic expectations, she cares for the families and birth mothers, she really & truly cares. Maggie is knowledgeable, compassionate, understanding and always quick to return calls. We truly cannot say enough good things about our experiences.
We had such a great experience with ACFB. We loved that they are a smaller agency so we felt that we got very personal attention, from the first meeting through placement we always meet 1-on-1 with staff. I could call at anytime and they knew who I was and I was able to get answers to my questions quickly. Once we were matched with my son's birthparents the staff at ACFB were so attentive (we only had 5 days from match to birth so things moved so fast) I really felt like we had 100% of their attention, even on the weekend. Even months after placement I felt very comfortable calling with questions. We look forward to working with ACFB again when we are ready to grow our family. I would 100% recommend them to anyone considering adoption.
We adopted 2 children using ACFB. They are wonderful. Their approach is professional yet warm and welcoming and we felt involved throughout the entire process. Their policy of openness regarding costs, typical wait times, number of placements, etc., was refreshing when compared to other agencies we looked at. We were well-supported throughout the process. We have recommended this agency to many other people and will continue to do so. They are truly an exceptional organization in every way!
We had a great experience. We loved that the agency was small enough to know everyone and therefore really help and meet your needs. They helped us find our son, and we are so happy and in love! We could never say thank you enough! Our family is now complete and we have never been happier!
We had a wonderful experience with ACFB. They were attentive to our needs and supportive. We were matched quickly and everything went smoothly. More than anything I was incredibly impressed by the support they give the birth mothers, a factor that I feel is often overlooked by most agencies. I would recommend them to anyone!
This adoption agency is great! Lots of personal touch and they truly care about the adopting families and birth parents. They continue to be a resource today more than 2 years after the adoption of our son.
We had a terrific experience with ACFB. Tobi was a great advisor and guide through the process. It's a small agency that truly cares about birthparents and adoptive parents. When an agency has only two counselors for adoptive families, and they are the Executive Director/Clinical Director and co-founders of the agency, with 50 years of experience between them, you can be confident you are getting a high-quality service. My spouse and I are a same-sex couple, and while there are other agencies that seem to do higher volumes of placements to same-sex couples, we thought ACFB was a good fit for us, and the agency always treated our relationship with great respect. I know there is no "typical" adoption experience, but we were fortunate to be contacted by a birthmom within six months of putting up our profile, and we adopted our son three months later. I have only positive things to say about this agency and especially Tobi.
We worked with ACFB for the adoption of both of our children and were very pleased with the family-oriented and very knowledgeable practice. They knew us by name, provided us with a personalized adoption plan (which was different for each child), and guided us through each step of the way until our adoptions were finalized. We continue to keep in touch and donate to the agency so they can continue to do wonderful work helping connect hopeful adoptive parents with birthmothers.
I placed my daughter two years ago. And Mary was such a great advocate. I couldn't be more happy with the parents I chose to raise my little girl. We keep in touch daily.
I was so impressed with ACFB's ability to empathize, their professionalism, and desire to be a resource for all parties involved. Very responsive and kind. We would work with them again in a heart beat.
Of all the adoption agencies we interviewed, ACFB was by far the best and the experience throughout the process was even better. My wife and I were motivated to get through the process quickly and they worked with our schedules, gave us sound advice and top notch referrals. We now have beautiful baby girls and couldn't be happier and we owe it all to ACFB.
Our experience with ACFB was the best anyone could expect. Everyone was extremely personable and always available when we had questions or concerns.
My husband and I have adopted two wonderful boys through ACFB. I have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and other family members looking to adopt. They were with us through the whole journey and always had an answer for the many questions that we had and some of the struggles we encountered.
My whole experience with both my boys I gave to a wonderful family through this company was outstanding! I'd do it all over again.
Amazing experience! I highly recommend this group to anyone looking to find a home for your child.
We had a great experience pre and post adoption.
The staff with ACFB has been wonderful to work with throughout this whole process. From our very first meeting, we were welcomed in with open arms and excitement to start this journey of our domestic adoption. The counselors that we dealt with personally in assisting in the home study completion and those that worked directly with our birth mother were exceptionally great. Having that support gave us the peace of mind for a process that can become very hard and stressful at times. Any family would be lucky to work with ACFB.
I have worked with other adoption agencies, but ACFB really was my best experience. They had a true commitment to the success of everyone in the process from the birth parents to the children and their adoptive families.
As a single adoptive mom, I thought ACFB was really thoughtful about how to help me through the adoption process. I also thought their overall methodology worked better for my situation than others had and that they were more compassionate all around. The adoption counselor, who was a birthmother herself was amazing throughout my fall through and then eventual successful placement.
I now have my two beautiful boys and my family is complete. I couldn't be happier with the services of ACFB and would definitely recommend them!
We had a great experience with ACFB adopting our twins. Everyone was very helpful and made sure everything went smoothly. They were always there to answer questions and guide you through.
We had 2 great experiences with ACFB building our family through adoption. They were a pleasure to work with, highly competent and professional, sensitively balancing everyone's needs.
Adoption center for family building is the best adoption agency in Illinois and Indiana . Their staff is very professional and caring . They really care about adoptive parents , birth parents and asoptees .Their resources are really top notch . I can't say enough how much they help adoptive families.
ACFB is staffed with wonderful, friendly professionals. They ushered us through the adoption process with just the right mix of support and expertise. I could not recommend them strongly enough.
Used their services from the IL office twice both for International (home study) and Domestic adoptions. Wonderful experience both times. Very helpful through the whole process and always ready to help accommodate for special circumstances
Tracy Van Slyke
We are so thankful for all the guidance, patience and expertise which allowed us to welcome our son into our family. Adoption Center for Family Building excels in supporting both the birth mom and adoptive family through this sometimes stressful - certainly life changing journey. We picked this agency after much research. We are so happy we did! They lived up to our expectations. Our expectations included to partner with an agency that provided support for adoptive family AND birthmom, know the legal aspects of adoption in IL, have a typical wait time of under a year and have reasonable fees for their services. We wanted to know that our questions would be answered in a timely manner. We never had to wait more than 24 hours for a response from them. Because they all have experience in the adoption triad, they could relate. Often times answering questions that I didn't even know I had. There was no sugar coating or false promises. Just the plain info and unwavering support. Our son and birthmom are welcomed and treasured members of our family -- thanks to Adoption Center for Family Building. We worked with Maggie. She is incredible. Perfect for her life's work. Mary was our birthmom's counselor. She, too, was amazing. They both kept us informed every step of the way.