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(225 ILCS 10/2.08)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2212.08)
"Child welfare agency" means a public or private child care facility,
receiving any child or children for the purpose of placing or arranging for
the placement or free care of the child or children in foster family homes, unlicensed pre-adoptive and adoptive homes, adoption-only homes, or other
facilities for child care, apart from the custody of the child's or
children's parents. The term "child welfare agency" includes all agencies
established and maintained by a municipality or other political subdivision
of the State of Illinois to protect, guard, train or care for children
outside their own homes and all agencies, persons, groups of persons, associations, organizations, corporations, institutions, centers, or groups providing adoption services, but does not include any circuit court or duly
appointed juvenile probation officer or youth counselor of the court who
receives and places children under an order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 99-833, eff. 1-1-17