Madeline M. – Caseworker

By dawn | April 16, 2024

Madeline joined MAC in 2023 as a caseworker in the DCFS Program. Madeline completed her bachelors degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Lewis University.

Grace K. – Caseworker

By dawn | April 16, 2024

Grace has been working at MAC as a DCFS Program Caseworker since August of 2023. She received her bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign.

From a Surviving Relative of an Adult Adoptee

By dawn | August 15, 2023

I always wanted to know a little about my father’s bio family. For some reason he didn’t want to talk about it. Unfortunately he passed away. So I used the…

From a Former Youth In Care

By dawn | August 15, 2023

“My story is the same as every child raised by the State of Illinois. Growing up under DCFS care was very difficult in the 1960’s. I went through so much…

From a Former Youth in Care in our DCFS Program:

By dawn | February 17, 2022

“Sometimes to understand your present, you need to go back to the past. Many times it’s our childhood. For many of us that was a very painful and difficult period…

From a Former Youth in Care in our DCFS Program:

By dawn | February 17, 2022

“It was helpful being able to relive my past. I was able to bond with my sibling about some of the memories it brought back up. Reflecting on all the…

From a Birth Parent in our DCFS Program:

By dawn | February 17, 2022

“Well by the grace of God & everybody there that assisted me in the process of reuniting me with my son. Please do know that you guys were heaven sent…

From a birth relative of an adopted person in our DCFS Program:

By dawn | July 30, 2021

“I knew about my biological niece and always thought of her, and wondered where shew as. I was so happy to have heard from her as well as other family…

From an adult adoptee in our DCFS Program:

By dawn | July 30, 2021

“The caseworker was very helpful to me in locating my birth relatives. I am so happy and overjoyed.”

From an adult adopted person in our DCFS Program:

By dawn | July 30, 2021

“Going through foster care & the DCFS program, I really didn’t understand anything that was going on to me and around me, I was 4 years old. So I went…