Our mission is to glorify God by restoring and empowering families. Since 1967 Illini Christian Ministries, Inc. (ICM) has utilized a variety of services to accomplish this mission and reach vulnerable children and families. We welcome you to further explore our Family Care and Adoption programs. Whether you are interested in receiving services, volunteering with us, or becoming a financial partner, we would love to hear from you.

We have chosen to work with ICM because of the very real way this ministry answers the biblical call to reach out and care for families and children in need. ICM is truly a servant of Jesus Christ, exemplifying His love through their faithfulness to His work, and we know that families are being blessed because of it!

Ryan and Heather Jackson

God has been so faithful to us, and blessed us so richly that we want to be obedient and provide a safe environment for His children. Jesus told his disciples to “bring the little children unto me.” That is the attitude we want to portray in our service to those families that just need a caring hand and heart for a brief time.

Mike and LaDonna VanHolten

We are so grateful that ICM is now forever a part of our family. We have been so impressed with the care, concern and compassion of the entire staff and their devotion to Christ in all they do.

Jennifer, an adoptive parent


Glorifying God by restoring and empowering families.



Illini Christian Ministries, Inc. is a not-for profit child welfare agency, licensed in the State of Illinois, License no. 010274. The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity, Inc. (IAAME) a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comments on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through IAAME’s website.