“Welcome Home” is a program developed by ICA with the purpose of providing permanency in a family of orphans worldwide. We have developed two programs: Welcome Home International and Welcome Home USA. [Learn More …]
Foster Care to Adopt
Children in foster care are often eligible for adoption because all efforts to reunite the child into a safe and secure relative home was not successful and adoption was of their best interest. [Learn More…]
We have adoption programs in many countries and work with in-country specialists who speak both English and the local language. Our experienced ICA adoption team is ready to assist you in your adoption journey. [Learn More…]
Domestic adoption in the United States refers to the placement of U.S.-born infants or children for adoption by their birth parents, who legally consent to the adoption with an adoptive family of their choosing. [Learn More…]
Children’s Aid (ICA)
Institute for Children’s Aid (ICA) began in 1990 with its principle office in California. ICA was built on the foundation of Hospitality and Sanctuary seeking to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves – believing that all life is sacred. [Learn More…]
Your home can provide a safe and loving sanctuary for children in many different situations, including: Unaccompanied Minors, Undocumented Minors, Abused and Neglected Children, Disrupted Adoptive or Foster Placements, and Teens coping with many challenging issues. [Learn More…]
We are pleased to announce that we received a 3 year accreditation with CARF International!
Achieving accreditation requires ICA to commit to quality improvement, while focusing on the unique needs of each person the provider serves, and monitoring the results of these services.
After an extensive internal examination of our programs, policies, procedures, and business practices, as well as an on-site survey conducted by a team of expert practioners selected by CARF, we were granted accreditation!
We are thankful for this recognition, and pray that it will help to further the work we do in our community, and around the world! ... See MoreSee Less
"We need good foster homes…and the church is a great place to find loving parents with the resources to support them. But churches that encourage their families to serve in the foster care system or encourage families to adopt from the foster care system need to be prepared to come alongside them for the long haul."
We are looking for adoption advocates to help us get their churches involved in Orphan Sunday on November 13th. The process is quick, and simple! If your church would like to participate, click on the...
Join us at our office for one of our upcoming training sessions. Not only are these sessions beneficial for families in all seasons of parenting, but they can also count toward continuing education requirements. We currently have two trainings coming up:
Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Becoming Empowered to Aid Children in the Healing Process
Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Becoming equipped with practical tools and interventions.
If you are able to attend, please call our office at (951)695-3336. The cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple. If you are currently an ICA family, there is no cost. Please R.S.V.P. with your social worker. ... See MoreSee Less
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at: http://coanet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/