Keeping the Promise Adoption/Subsidized Guardian Preservation Services

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About This Program

Target Population: Adoptive or Subsidized Guardianship families having children in the home under age 18, who have experienced abuse and neglect in their birth homes; these children generally have Reactive Attachment Disorder as well as a multitude of other mental health issues

Brief Description

Keeping the Promise is provided by The Baby Fold, not-for-profit organization affiliated with The United Methodist Church and is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Keeping the Promise is a program available to any family with a child under 18 years of age who is presenting a special challenge and joined the family through adoption or subsidized guardianship. Keeping the Promise provides mental health counseling and support to adoptive/guardianship families residing within over 20 counties in Central Illinois. In-home therapy services are provided to families on an approximately weekly basis. The program also offers weekend camp services to children ages 6-14. Camp is staffed with teacher/therapists from Baby Fold’s school for children with behavioral, emotional, learning, and autism spectrum disorders. Support groups and therapy are also provided as client groups/needs are identified as well as psychoeducation classes such as Trust-Based Relational Intervention classes for parents. Often when families seek services they are contemplating dissolving their adoption or guardianship. Services are intended to provide support to keep the family intact.

Program Goals:

The primary goal of Keeping the Promise Adoption/Subsidized Guardian Preservation Services is:

  • Keep adopted families intact

Contact Information

Kathleen Bush, LCPC
Agency/Affiliation: The Baby Fold
Phone: (309) 557-1066
Fax: (309) 454-9257

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: February 2009