Illinois state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake)
Illinois state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Inspiring Foster Care and Adoption” on the campus of Judson University in Elgin on Saturday.
Residents of the veteran lawmaker’s 66th District are encouraged to take part in the free event, which will commence at 10 a.m. in the Thulin Auditorium at Thompson Hall.
"It is a privilege to host such an important forum for inspiring foster care and adoption to find loving homes for needy children in Illinois,” Skillicorn said in a press release. “Unfortunately, our state ranks at the bottom in acquiring permanent homes for waiting children. It is especially critical to avert the terrible tragedies we have seen in our area."
Joining Skillicorn in hosting the forum will be representatives from the Let It Be Us organization, a nonprofit that touts itself as “changing the landscape of foster care and adoption in Illinois.”
On its website, Let It Be Us adds that the organization “recruits foster and adoptive parents and coaches them through the licensure process, increasing the number of families for Illinois' waiting children.”