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Bible Verse - Matthew 18:5

Featured Event - Refugee Foster Care

Home Category - Welcome Home

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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Institute for
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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Just a reminder that TONIGHT is our August information meeting! If you’ve been hoping to get more information on joining our programs, there’s still time to RSVP at 951-695-3336 and make plans to join us. At 6pm we’ll be offering an overview of all of our programs and at 7pm we’ll be featuring our Journey of Hope transitional foster care program for refugee children! ... See MoreSee Less

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So grateful for verses like this which remind us that all children are a blessing! ... See MoreSee Less

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Interested in learning more about Kirk Cameron's Living Room Reset before grabbing your ticket? Go check our The One Live Project, where they'll be rolling out TONS of fun information leading up to the event! And don't forget to buy your tickets from theoneliveproject.com to support ICA with a donation! ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you ready for Thankful Thursday? Today you’re meeting Michelle Cook, our Director of Mental Health & Education! She’s been working at ICA for about a year and a half after finding us through a friend who also works here. ICA was in need of therapists and while initially Michelle declined, eventually she joined our team! “God took it and ran with it, because I went full-time within a few months,” she says. Working at ICA has impacted her personally ever since. She is so grateful to be “Seeing and attempting to heal trauma and pain, in the lives of families, and the lives of children, all in the hopes to share God’s love with others in a tangible manner. I’m truly honored and humbled to be apart of this work and aligned with this mission.”

Michelle wishes she could tell everyone the abundance of programs ICA has! “But most of all, we really do, genuinely care about everyone that comes into contact with us. We really do want to help in any way we possibly can, especially in the lives of children and families,” she says. Michelle is so passionate about trying with all her heart and soul to connect and make others feel important, despite any adversities in the way. She says that “We all have strengths and struggles. I hope that others take the time to honor the struggles, and celebrate the strengths of those they encounter on each of our personal journey.”

We’re continuously amazed by Michelle’s commitment to education, as evidenced by her list of amazing titles. Did you know she’s actually Dr. Michelle Cook? She’s a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and Doctor of Education (Ed.D). And if that’s not impressive enough, she’s also a true renaissance woman, involved in dancing, painting, singing, baking, crafting, art, pool, playing with my dog, spending time connecting with others especially through laughter, traveling, fishing, camping, and more! Connect with Michelle at mcook@4achild.org and read even more of her story on our Instagram!
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Can you believe we’re just over two weeks away from Kirk Cameron's Living Room Reset? It's true! There’s still plenty of time to get your tickets, but you guessed it: The sooner the better. Remember to buy from theoneliveproject.com and you’ll be donating to ICA at the same time! ... See MoreSee Less

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International Christian Adoptions

If you're heading to the Harvest Crusades in Anaheim next week, be sure to find Compassion International and ask about their ongoing outreaches toward refugee children. They're doing some incredible work!10 days until Pastor Greg will answer some of life's most important questions, such as, "What is the meaning of life?" and "What happens when we die?" #harvestsocal socal.harvest.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Can you believe it’s already time to prep for another school year? We see our families grabbing new clothes and school supplies! How are you getting your family ready for the new season? ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s Monday! As you head into whatever this crazy or calm week holds for you, remember the promises of Lamentations 3:22-23: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bible Verse - Psalm 8:23

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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: