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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…]

Home Category - Institute For Children's Aid

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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In The Waiting

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

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” -Maya Angelou
ICA’s hope is that ALL children have a loving home and family to call their own.
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By purchasing fair trade products, you are helping to keep families together! Many beautiful, fun, helpful and delicious fair trade products can be purchased in the entryway of ICA’s office M-F, 8AM-5PM. ICA brings these items to the local community by partnering with a vast network of fair trade organizations.
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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. Fair trade means: Fair wage for their work and people helping people!
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“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work. -C.S. Lewis

#ThankfulThursday: When your children desire to talk with you and share their hopes, dreams, desires and fears, stop everything. Listen. Embrace the moment and be a practical support.
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We know that adoptive and foster families need our prayers on their behalf. For previously vulnerable children, their rough childhoods may have devastated their hopes and dreams. We are called to pray for strength, patience, grace, mercy, God’s truth to be revealed, and for God to restore and redeem their new beginnings.
Christ has come that these children may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10)
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“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For his mercy endures forever.” – I Chronicles 16:34
#TruthTuesday How to L.O.V.E.? Children who have experienced previous trauma may have a difficult time adjusting to any new family. (Thank You Focus on the Family for this wonderful tip) How can you support foster and adoptive families who may be dealing with stressful situations? First and foremost, LOVE a family by being compassionate and nonjudgmental. Here’s an easy way to remember what to do:
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L. Lighten the Load
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O. Offer Prayer
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V. Volunteer Your Time
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E. Encourage
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Offer your help to a foster family enthusiastically, with a loving heart and in a way that will meet the need in a low-maintenance way. Try this:
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Provide Meals: Coordinate and communicate. Ask for the family’s food preferences and what time they eat.
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Run Errands or Do Shopping: Tell them you are going to the store and ask if they have time to give you a list.
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Yard Work: Organize a yard cleanup party, be sure to bring all the equipment you’ll need. A pizza party may be a good way to reward your helpers.
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Financial Assistance: New parents are sure to have extra expenses like beds and car seats, so a monetary gift can be a huge blessing! ICA is always accepting donations on behalf of the children and youth in our various programs. We are in current need of gift cards for teens. Also, fuel cards are a big help to new parents who will find themselves driving more often.
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Myth: Adoption takes many years before a placement occurs
Fact: In the majority of domestic cases, adoption occurs in less than two years.
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Myth: People 40+ are too old to adopt.
Fact: There are many older children looking for homes; our “empty nesters” are a perfect fit for teens and pre-teens.
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Myth: I already have children in my home so I can’t adopt.
Fact: ICA welcomes families who are already parenting and we care just as much about the children in your home as those we are placing; we work hard to find a good fit to make a smooth transition.
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Myth: Adoption is expensive; only wealthy people can apply.
Fact: Domestic adoption through Foster Care is FREE; there are NO agency fees. There are minor costs for assessment purposes.
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Myth: Only “perfectly” healthy people can apply.
Fact: Health issues may not automatically preclude you from participating, but each situation is addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine a stable medical condition.
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Big confession coming, sometimes being thankful doesn’t come easy. Truth is, at times, it’s much easier to let the many worries of life “zap” us from all the blessings we have been given. We know that being negative produces a feeling of ingratitude. Even though it’s human nature, let’s remind ourselves to let go of worry and set our sights on God’s promises. When negativity creeps up, find a quiet place to close your eyes and think, really think about all God has done in your life. Every new morning is a chance to show our gratitude and praise for what the Lord has already done and the many blessings we have.
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ICA loves families and we are here to support your family with a variety of counseling services? Even better, our doors are open to all children. Our clinicians would love to connect with you and hear about your needs. Call us at 951-695-3336 or visit: 4achild.org/counseling for more information.
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“Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” -Rita Pierson
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Despite your fear of the pain of separation, being a foster parent is so worth it! God lovingly offers it to those who bravely foster again and again until the process of “letting go” becomes more bearable. Yes, there will most likely be tears from separation however, fulfilling God’s will in a child’s life will far exceed the loss.
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Call: 951-695-3336 or Email: info@4achild.org for more info. thanks!
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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/