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The term "foster family home" does not include an "adoption-only home" as defined in Section 2.23 of this Act.

The types of foster family homes are defined as follows:receives a child or children who pay part or all of their board by rendering some services to the family not prohibited by the Child Labor Law or by standards or regulations of the Department prescribed under this Act.

"Child care institution" means a child care facility where more than 7 children are received and maintained for the purpose of providing them with care or training or both.

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"Secondary placement" does not mean secondary placements arising due to the death of the adoptive parent of the child.

"Post-placement and post-adoption support services" means support services for placed or adopted children and families that include, but are not limited to, counseling for emotional, behavioral, or developmental needs.(a) No person, group of persons or corporation may operate or conduct any facility for child care, as defined in this Act, without a license or permit issued by the Department or without being approved by the Department as meeting the standards established for such licensing, with the exception of facilities for whom standards are established by the Department of Corrections under Section 3-15-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections and with the exception of facilities defined in Section 2.10 of this Act, and with the exception of programs or facilities licensed by the Department of Human Services under the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act.(b) No part day child care facility as described in Section 2.10 may operate without written notification to the Department or without complying with Section 7.1.

The term does not include facilities which receive only children from a single household."Group day care home" means a family home which receives more than 3 up to a maximum of 16 children for less than 24 hours per day.

The number counted includes the family's natural or adopted children and all other persons under the age of 12."Youth Emergency Shelter" means a child care facility licensed by the Department to provide overnight shelter, and referral for other services, to homeless youth under 18 years of age in accordance with the requirements of this Act and applicable rules of the Department."Secure child care facility" means any child care facility licensed by the Department to provide secure living arrangements for children under 18 years of age who are subject to placement in facilities under the Children and Family Services Act and who are not subject to placement in facilities for whom standards are established by the Department of Juvenile Justice under Section 3-15-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections and which comply with the requirements of this Act and applicable rules of the Department and which shall be consistent with requirements established for child residents of mental health facilities under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 and the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.

Termination of care for such persons under 21 years of age shall occur no later than 90 days following completion of a public school secondary education program or the individual's eligibility for such a program."Homeless youth" has the same meaning as in Section 5 of "An Act creating the Department of Children and Family Services, codifying its powers and duties, and repealing certain Acts and Sections herein named", approved June 4, 1963, as amended."Related" means any of the following relationships by blood, marriage, civil union, or adoption: parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, great-uncle, great-aunt, brother, sister, stepgrandparent, stepparent, stepbrother, stepsister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, fictive kin as defined in Section 7 of the Children and Family Services Act, or first cousin or second cousin.

A person is related to a child as a first cousin or a second cousin if they are both related to the same ancestor as either grandchild or great-grandchild.Such adoption-only home shall not be required to be licensed as a child care facility under this Act, but shall be required to meet the requirements set forth in Section 3.2 of this Act."Adoption services" includes any one or more of the following services performed for any type of compensation or thing of value, directly or indirectly: (i) arranging for the placement of or placing out a child, (ii) identifying a child for adoption, (iii) matching adoptive parents with biological parents, (iv) arranging or facilitating an adoption, (v) taking or acknowledging consents or surrenders for termination of parental rights for purposes of adoption, as defined in the Adoption Act, (vi) performing background studies on a child or adoptive parents, (vii) making determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of adoptive placement for the child, or (viii) post-placement monitoring of a child prior to adoption."Adoption services" does not include the following: (1) the provision of legal services by a licensed attorney for which the attorney must be licensed as an attorney under Illinois law, (2) adoption-related services performed by public governmental entities or entities or persons performing investigations by court appointment as described in subsection A of Section 6 of the Adoption Act, (3) prospective biological parents or adoptive parents operating on their own behalf, (4) the provision of general education and training on adoption-related topics, or (5) post-adoption services, including supportive services to families to promote the well-being of members of adoptive families or birth families."Unlicensed pre-adoptive and adoptive home" means any home that is not licensed by the Department as a foster family home and that receives a child or children for the purpose of adopting the child or children, but does not include an adoption-only home."Eligible agency" means a licensed child welfare agency that (i) is currently fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA) for adoption services and (ii) has had no Department substantiated licensing violations or COA accrediting violations that affect the health, safety, morals, or welfare of children served by that agency for the 4 years immediately preceding a determination of eligibility."Deemed compliant" means that an eligible agency is presumed to be in compliance with requirements, provided that the Department has determined that current COA standards are at least substantially equivalent to those requirements.A child whose parent has executed a consent, a surrender, or a waiver pursuant to Section 10 of the Adoption Act, whose parent has signed a denial of paternity pursuant to Section 12 of the Vital Records Act or Section 12a of the Adoption Act, or whose parent has had his or her parental rights terminated is not a related child to that person, unless (1) the consent is determined to be void or is void pursuant to subsection O of Section 10 of the Adoption Act; or (2) the parent of the child executed a consent to adoption by a specified person or persons pursuant to subsection A-1 of Section 10 of the Adoption Act and a court finds that the consent is void; or (3) the order terminating the parental rights of the parent is vacated by a court of competent jurisdiction."Facility for child care" or "child care facility" means any person, group of persons, agency, association, organization, corporation, institution, center, or group, whether established for gain or otherwise, who or which receives or arranges for care or placement of one or more children, unrelated to the operator of the facility, apart from the parents, with or without the transfer of the right of custody in any facility as defined in this Act, established and maintained for the care of children."Child care facility" includes a relative, as defined in Section 2.17 of this Act, who is licensed as a foster family home under Section 4 of this Act.Any facility which operates for more than 10 hours per 7 day week or charges a fee for its services shall maintain written records indicating the parent's name, emergency phone numbers and the number of hours each child is served in order to verify that the facility is operating within the bounds set by this definition."Day care agency" means any person, group of persons, public or private agency, association or organization which undertakes to provide one or more day care homes with administrative services including, but not limited to, consultation, technical assistance, training, supervision, evaluation and provision of or referral to health and social services under contractual arrangement."Group home" means a child care facility which provides care for no more than 10 children placed by and under the supervision of a licensed child welfare agency with these homes being owned or rented, staffed, maintained and otherwise operated by the agency.