“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…]
I'm thinking about the many amazingly wonderful birth mother's...Early Happy Mother's day to you! Mother's Day use to be one of the most painful days of the year for me.
"We usually think of “mother” as a noun, referring to those who bear or adopt children. The perspective I share with clients I see privately and on my ChildlessMothersConnect platform for women who do not have their own kids, is simply this: To consider viewing mothering as also a verb. A “transitive verb” is one that expresses a doable action, with someone or something as the recipient of that action. From this angle, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “mothering” as: “to give birth to,” “to give rise to,” “to care for or protect.” Related synonyms include: deliver, bear, produce, breed, and generate. The idea here is that mothering is not constricted by biology or even gender. Rather, it is about a consciousness and energy field of giving and loving fully. The universality and versatility of looking through this definitional lens of mothering is not only beautiful, but also life-affirming." Marcy Cole, Ph. D. ... See MoreSee Less
San Diego has a long history of welcoming refugees, offering more refugee families and individuals a safe haven and a chance to rebuild their lives than any other area of similar size around the globe...
Join us as ICA hosts The Empowered To Connect LIVE Simulcast at Calvary Chapel Murrieta. The LIVE Simulcast is a two-day live video conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry le...
Is the foster crisis real? The answer is a resounding yes! You don't hear a lot about foster needs via mainstream news or media. This article offers a glimpse into why that is, and what you can do to help.
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/