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Serving Children and Families Since 1902


The Baby Fold has been successfully wrapping services around children and families since 1902. We offer life-critical support such as foster care, special education, early childhood programming, and adoption support throughout Central Illinois. The Baby Fold is a unique resource with a strong and enduring heritage. We care for our youngest citizens so they can be blessed with loving homes, stable lives, and the futures they deserve.

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Our Mission & Vision

The Baby Fold builds positive futures with children and families while reflecting the Christian principles of love, hope, and healing. We work to positively transform children’s lives through strong family and community partnerships.

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Our History

The Baby Fold began as a faith-based orphanage for infants and young children in 1902. It has now grown into a multi-service agency specializing in the care and education of children. Over the decades, The Baby Fold has been a source of transformational love for our youngest citizens. We focus on improving the lives of children and families by building safe, loving, and healthy environments through adoption services, foster care, special education, and family and community support services.

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