Bible Verse - Matthew 18:5

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Adoption Hosting

“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 …]

Home Category - Foster Care To Adopt

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…]

Home Category - International Adoptions

International Adoptions

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…]

Home Category - Domestic Adoptions

Domestic Adoptions

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…]

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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…]

Home Category - Refugee Foster Care

Refugee Foster Care

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…]

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In The Waiting

written by Sarah Cathryn One of the most difficult aspects of adoption [...]

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If you haven’t heard of ICA’s fair trade shop, see what you’re missing! These Silk Road Bazaar Zooties are perfect for the entire family!

We asked the wonderful Jennifer Mitchell: JOH/ Counseling Department and ICA Office Manager, what’s a question you’re asked most often by new visitors to ICA. Her answer was surprising; “Why are all these great items for sale?”

Answer: ICA has a fair trade shop called Jubilee Exchange in the entryway of ICA’s office. The Jubilee shop is a wholesale retailer of fair trade projects. The shop promotes connecting producers and consumers in ethical trading partnerships. We bring many fun and functional gifts and products to the local community by partnering with a vast network of fair trade organizations.

That means: People Helping People
The sales from Jubilee are used to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families. It advocates for change and development in a variety of countries, cultures, and communities within every continent. By teaching and equipping people to become conscious consumers, your purchasing power allows you to care for others. As well, you’ll discover how you are able to participate in eradicating poverty and doing good through ethical trading.
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#FairTrade #Zooties #SilkRoadBazaar #Family #WeLoveFamilies #JoyfulHeart #adoption #foster #fosterfamily #fosterchild #fosterchildren #fostercare #resolutions #lovechildren #listen #laugh #hope #Temecula #Murrieta #CitrusHeights #InternationalChristianAdoptions #ChristianFosterCare #foreverfamily
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😄We hope your summer is turning out well and that it is full of joyful family moments, lessons learned, spiritual development, and personal strengths gained.

📕Spread good news, especially with kiddos. Read, reflect, and be blessed.

🙏We believe wholeheartedly that prayer is restorative, so please also pray for our wonderful kiddos and their families in counseling.
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#Pray #Family #GoodNews #WeLoveFamilies #JoyfulHeart #adoption #foster #fosterfamily #fosterchild #fosterchildren #fostercare #resolutions #lovechildren #listen #laugh #hope #Temecula #Murrieta #CitrusHeights #InternationalChristianAdoptions #ChristianFosterCare #foreverfamily
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Let’s take a pause every day and appreciate the beauty all around us.
Let’s connect with those we love and celebrate these sunny funny days of summer!
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#MotivationMonday #JoyfulHeart #adoption#foster #fosterfamily #fosterchild #fosterchildren #fostercare #resolutions #lovechildren #listen #laugh #hope #Temecula #Murrieta #CitrusHeights #InternationalChristianAdoptions #ChristianFosterCare #foreverfamily
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That feeling of accomplishment, confidence, imagination… Wouldn’t you agree, watching this wonderful boy demonstrate our Sensory Path is delightful! Smiles, happy giggles, and high 5’s all around! A special thank you to his Mom for allowing us to share his happiness with you.
Simply put, our Sensory Path is aimed at helping all kids stay calm, gain a better sense of focus and regulate their bodies before and after counseling sessions.
Children of all ages, including ones with trauma, sometimes need a break to get the wiggles out and engage their brains. As this active break happens, cognitive abilities go up and the child is ready to engage. Even us staff members enjoy basking in the “sunshine”.

Let’s hear from the pros:
ICA’s Clinical Social Worker, Kristee Laiva says; “The sensory path playfully welcomes kids into our counseling sessions. It helps them connect to us in a fun way and help calm them before sessions. Kids love it and we, as staff, do too.”
ICA’s Clinician, Gloria Cordova says; “When children and teens experience the sensory walk they are so happy. They enter and exit the counseling area with such joyful faces.”

#FunForAllAges #BearCrawl #PushWall #LeapFrog #SoakInTheSunshine #Hopscotch #SwimWithFish #InspiredDrawing #CrabWalk #WalkThePathOfPeace #Trauma #ChildrenWithTrauma #SensoryProcessingIssues #Autism #ADD #ADHD #InternationalChristianAdoptions #SensoryWalk #PathOfPeace #Counseling #ChildCounseling #Calm #Focus #Regulate #Adoption #FosterCare #Temecula #Murrieta
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📣Be sure to check in tomorrow morning to see our happy 1 minute sensory path video. It'll put a smile on your face! 😁🙌

"The Sensory Path playfully welcomes kids into our counseling sessions. It helps them connect to us in a fun way and helps calm them before sessions. Kids love it and we, as staff, do to." Kristee Laivia, ICA Clinical Social Worker

Photo: Ruth Villaranda, MFT joyfully demonstrating the Sensory Path.

A special thanks to (boys) Mom for allowing us to share these precious images with you.
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#CheerUpTheLonelyDay

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up”. Mark Twain

We can all think of someone who is going through a difficult time of loneliness. Isolation can be overwhelming, and you might just be the person to brighten their day and make a big difference. Let’s reach out to someone needing our attention.

Maybe it’s a child you could read to, an elderly person you can watch a movie with, visit someone in the hospital for lunch, bake a widow or widower something sweet, mail a funny card to an old friend, or take a neighbor for a walk. Whatever you decide to do, just do it with a joyful heart. They will feel better, and so will you!
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#CheerUpTheLonelyDay2019 #CheerUp #Lonely #JoyfulHeart #adoption #foster #fosterfamily #fosterchild #fosterchildren #fostercare #resolutions #lovechildren #listen #laugh #hope #Temecula #Murrieta #CitrusHeights #InternationalChristianAdoptions #ChristianFosterCare #foreverfamily
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🙂📝Thursday, July 18th at 6PM, ICA in Citrus Heights will be presenting a casual information meeting where you can learn how to get involved in all our programs! No charge and everyone is invited. Mark your calendar, and please RSVP. We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more info. and to RSVP call: (916) 248-8490
or Email: info@4achild.org Thanks!
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#adoption #foster #fosterfamily #fosterchild #fosterchildren #fostercare #resolutions #lovechildren #lovefamilies #foreverfamily #hope #CitrusHeights #CitrusHeightsAdoption #CitrusHeightsFosterCare #ICA #InternationalChristianAdoptions #ChristianFosterCare #ChristianAdoptions #infomeeting
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📝😃It's not too late to learn more. Tomorrow at no charge, ICA will be presenting a casual information meeting where you can learn how to get involved in all our programs! Everyone is invited. Mark your calendar, and please RSVP. We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more info. and to RSVP call: 951-695-3336 or Email: info@4achild.org Thanks!

#adoption #foster #fosterfamily #fosterchild #fosterchildren #fostercare #resolutions #lovechildren #laugh #hope #Temecula #Murrieta #ICA #InternationalChristianAdoptions #ChristianFosterCare #foreverfamily #meeting
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🍫Friends, tomorrow is #WorldChocolateDay and there's no better way to celebrate than with a bar (or two) from #DivineChocolate.👍

😁Also, please help us welcome ICA's newest Administrative Assistant, Debbie Votaw (top left). Joining her are ICA team members: Karina, Dorann, Julieta, Heman, Linda Sheri, Kristee and Rachel.👏

🍃🌱Besides being #FairTrade, at Divine, the cocoa farmers of Ghana, who grow the finest quality cocoa for the chocolate also own 44% of the company and share in the profits. They fund investments in women's training, mentoring and capacity building at Kuapa Kokoo which helps women care for their families. You can purchase chocolate and other Fair Trade items at ICA M-F, 8AM-5PM.
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Happy Independence Day!

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” — Harry S. Truman
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#forthofjuly2019
#InternationalChristianAdoptions
#Family
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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/