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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 …]

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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…]

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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 - Special Bridge Homes

Special “Bridge” Homes

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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ICA Offers Presentations to Churches, Organizations in the Community

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If you've considered adoption, join us for an informational meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at our office.

We would love to meet you, share our different programs, and answer your questions!
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Not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone is called to do something! If we all do something, so many lives can be changed!

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Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? Here are five practical ways you can help support foster families:

1. Gather Supplies
As any parent knows, a new addition to a family involves some specific gear. See if you have car seats, toys or clothes to lend to a family who is fostering. Many times, a child is quickly placed with a foster family – they may be awaiting adoption or reunification with their birth families. Regardless, the fostering family may need some extra help gathering the appropriate supplies to care for these children. See what you have or what you can gather for these families. If you know a family who is hoping to adopt through foster care, point them to this Show Hope blog post.

2. Organize Play Dates
Check with the family first, but there are many opportunities to show up and be supportive. If you have children around the same ages, see about arranging play dates! This gives the children time to play and also allows the foster parents some adult company.

3. Provide Respite Care
If the option is available in your state, look into the process of becoming a respite care provider for foster families in your community. This will give foster parents an opportunity to rest and re-charge.

4. Bring a Meal
As with many busy families, finding time to cook and clean can be difficult. Check with a foster family to find out what they like to eat, when they typically eat dinner, and bring them something that they can all enjoy! This frees the family up for some quality time with each other.

5. Pray
Prayer is a vital component to supporting foster families. A great way to do this is by checking in with the family regularly and praying specifically for the needs they share with you. Place prayer reminders on your refrigerator, mirror, in the car, or wherever you look most often. Invite others to pray with you also!
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Join us for a wonderful follow up to our Empowered to Connect Conference this Thursday! Even if you weren't able to attend ETC, this is a unique opportunity to hear from Dr. Patrick McLogan and Dr. Julie Hayden. Together they will lead discussion and provide practical strategies for families desiring to build a trust based relationship with their children. ... See MoreSee Less

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To those who have even thought about adoption, won't you consider participating in Welcome Home USA?

Help us put and end to the orphan crisis! Please spread the word as this program is right around the corner!
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If you've ever considered adoption, join us for an informational meeting tomorrow evening (4/12) at 6 p.m at our office. Learn more about our many programs, as well as our upcoming Welcome Home program.

If you have any questions, call Julie or Laura at (951) 695-3336.
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Empowered to Connect is going on now! It not too late to join us for day two. Tomorrow's session begins at 8:30 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Murrieta. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less

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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/