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225 ILCS 10/3.3

    (225 ILCS 10/3.3)
    Sec. 3.3. Requirements for criminal background checks for adoption-only homes. In approving an adoption-only home pursuant to Section 3.2 of this Act, if an adult resident has an arrest or conviction record, the licensed child welfare agency:
        (1) shall thoroughly investigate and evaluate the
criminal history of the resident and, in so doing, include an assessment of the applicant's character and, in the case of the prospective adoptive parent, the impact that the criminal history has on the prospective adoptive parent's ability to parent the child; the investigation should consider the type of crime, the number of crimes, the nature of the offense, the age at time of crime, the length of time that has elapsed since the last conviction, the relationship of the crime to the ability to care for children, and any evidence of rehabilitation;
        (2) shall not approve the home if the record
reveals a felony conviction for crimes against a child, including, but not limited to, child abuse or neglect, child pornography, rape, sexual assault, or homicide;
        (3) shall not approve the home if the record
reveals a felony conviction within the last 5 years, including, but not limited to, for physical assault, battery, drug-related offenses, or spousal abuse; and
        (4) shall not approve the home if the record
reveals a felony conviction for homicide, rape, or sexual assault.
(Source: P.A. 103-22, eff. 8-8-23.)