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Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312-345-9999

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1515 E. Woodfield Road
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-995-9999

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400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-653-9400

Orland Park Office

15255 W. 94th Ave
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-9904

DCFS Adoption Attorney in Orland Park

Adoption Lawyers in Cook and Will Counties

Each year, the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) places thousands of children with foster families for a wide range of reasons. While DCFS works to reunite the children with their birth families, those who have opened their hearts and homes as foster parents provide a safe, loving environment for the ones who need it most. Many foster parents develop a very strong relationship with the children placed in their care, and when reunification with the birth family is not possible, will often look to make the bond permanent through adoption.

If you are considering the adoption of child placed with you through DCFS, you will be required to obtain the assistance of an attorney who has been specifically approved by DCFS. At Anderson & Associates, P.C., we are very proud that our associate, Attorney Rebecca L. Zeilenga, has been selected to serve as a Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) adoption attorney. As a DCFS-approved panel attorney, Ms. Zeilenga is dedicated to helping foster parents seek full parental rights while navigating the adoption process.

Orland Park, Illinois DCFS Adoption Lawyer

When foster parents pursue the adoption of a child who has been placed with them, they offer the child, maybe for the first time in his or her life, a warm and caring home. They look to provide a sense of permanent security and the love that he or she so desperately needs. While such intentions are important to the relationship between the foster parents and the child, they alone are not enough to complete the adoption. Adoption proceedings are often complex and time-consuming, but Ms. Zeilenga has the experience and knowledge necessary to simplify the process as much as possible. She is equipped to help all types of families complete their DCFS adoptions.

Caring DCFS-Approved Attorney in Illinois

The Department of Child & Family Services maintains its panel of approved adoption attorneys to ensure that families get the service they need from an appropriately qualified legal professional. The DFCS also covers the attorneys’ fees associated with the adoption process, allowing prospective adoptive parents to focus their energy and resources on meeting the needs of their family.

While the panel of DCFS approved attorneys may include other lawyers whose credentials meet the department’s criteria, no other firm is quite like ours. At Anderson & Associates, P.C., we combine our experience and skill with a compassion for families that results in unmatched client service. We are proud to bring that dedication to the DCFS adoption process.

If you would like to know more about DCFS adoptions or how to take the next step toward adopting a child in your care, we would be happy to answer your questions. Contact our office in Orland Park to schedule your free consultation today at 708-226-9904. Ms. Zeilenga is proud to represent adoptive families in Palos Heights, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and throughout Will and Cook Counties.