The Center for Law and Social Work is pleased to be implementing Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that is bringing children waiting to be adopted from foster care one step closer to safe, loving and permanent homes.

Through Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Foundation provides grants to adoption agencies to hire and train adoption recruiters who implement the Foundation’s evidence-based Child-Focused Recruitment Model. This model is up to three times more effective at serving children who have been in foster care the longest, including older youth, sibling groups and children with special needs.

The Center for Law and Social Work currently has two Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters who serve the counties of Boone, Carroll, Champaign, Cook, DeKalb, DeWitt, Dupage, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Merce, Ogle, Peori, Perry, Rock Island, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago. Our recruiters work with smaller caseloads, ensuring that they can provide these children with the attention, resources and support they need and find the adoptive families they deserve.

To learn more, visit www.davethomasfoundation.org, subscribe to the Foundation’s newsletter and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Updates: Covid 19 and Demonstrations

Greenlight Family Services is dedicated to supporting our communities and families who have been affected by COVID-19 and the recent demonstrations. Now more than ever, we realize the importance of our mission - to achieve the best outcomes for families, young adults, and children, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical and mental abilities. Greenlight is committed to equality and fair treatment for everyone.



At Greenlight Family Services, the well-being and safety of our clients and our employees is our priority as we navigate through these challenging times. As a result, Greenlight’s committed staff is reaching out to youth and families to ensure that Greenlight continues to preserve families, provide hope and protect lives while working remotely. Greenlight is maintaining regular business hours. If you are interested in adoption or any family services please call 773-728-7800 for immediate assistance.