(225 ILCS 10/7.6)
Every licensed child welfare agency providing adoption services shall file an annual report with the Department and with the Attorney General on forms and on a date prescribed by the Department. The annual reports for the preceding 2 years must be made available, upon request, to the public by the Department and every licensed agency and must be included on the website of the Department. Each licensed agency that maintains a website shall provide the reports on its website. The annual report shall include all of the following matters and all other matters required by the Department:
(1) a balance sheet and a statement of income and
expenses for the year, certified by an independent public accountant; for purposes of this item (1), the audit report filed by an agency with the Department may be included in the annual report and, if so, shall be sufficient to comply with the requirement of this item (1);
(2) non-identifying information concerning the
placements made by the agency during the year, consisting of the number of adoptive families in the process of obtaining approval for an adoption-only home, the number of adoptive families that are approved and awaiting placement, the number of biological parents that the agency is actively working with, the number of placements, and the number of adoptions initiated during the year and the status of each matter at the end of the year;
(3) any instance during the year in which the agency
lost the right to provide adoption services in any State or country, had its license suspended for cause, or was the subject of other sanctions by any court, governmental agency, or governmental regulatory body relating to the provision of adoption services;
(4) any actions related to licensure that were
initiated against the agency during the year by a licensing or accrediting body;
(5) any pending investigations by federal or State
(6) any criminal charges, child abuse charges,
malpractice complaints, or lawsuits against the agency or any of its employees, officers, or directors related to the provision of adoption services and the basis or disposition of the actions;
(7) any instance in the year where the agency was
found guilty of, or pled guilty to, any criminal or civil or administrative violation under federal, State, or foreign law that relates to the provision of adoption services;
(8) any instance in the year where any employee,
officer, or director of the agency was found guilty of any crime or was determined to have violated a civil law or administrative rule under federal, State, or foreign law relating to the provision of adoption services; and
(9) any civil or administrative proceeding instituted
by the agency during the year and relating to adoption services, excluding uncontested adoption proceedings and proceedings filed pursuant to Section 12a of the Adoption Act.
Failure to disclose information required under this Section may result in the suspension of the agency's license for a period of 90 days. Subsequent violations may result in revocation of the license.
Information disclosed in accordance with this Section shall be subject to the applicable confidentiality requirements of this Act and the Adoption Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-833, eff. 1-1-17