Bible Verse - Matthew 18:5

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“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…]

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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) 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…]

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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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Sometimes it's SCARY to try new things. 😳😬😱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But, how many wonderful things would we miss out on if we were too afraid to get our hands dirty? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Don't be afraid! Call our office to schedule a no obligation info meeting to learn about our various programs. Someone will be with you each step of the way! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know that ICA is accredited through the Hauge Convention?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Hague Convention is a multilateral treaty developed to protect children from the harmful effects of international abduction by a parent and child buying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#international #internationaladoption #hagueaccredited #philippinesadoption #latviaadoptions #bulgariaadoption #romaniaadoption #taiwanadoption #indiaadoption #polandadoption #iaame #carf #coa #any4achild #4achild #adoption #familyiseverything #adoptionagency #resourceparents #orphancare #counselingcenter #fairtrade #endchildtrafficking #christianadoptionagency #adoptionagencytemecula #adoptionagencycalifornia #internationalchristianadoptions #prayforthechildren #protectthechildren #endtrafficking
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"Children attach to a caregiver as a natural part of their development. …When their first attachment is disrupted, a domino effect happens with future attachments"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mike and Kristen Barry give three helpful pointers in their book called, "Honestly Adoption" on helping kids learn how to build a healthy attachment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You remain the same even though your child will draw closer and push away throughout childhood and possibly into adulthood as well. This is natural for all children, but for our children, it can feel magnified. Stand strong as a parent. Love unconditionally.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3. Learn methods for attachment⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Work with a therapist who specializes in attachment, bonding, and trauma. Read about attachment. Your attachment strategies will vary depending on age and personality."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To learn more about foster and adoption programs, contact our office at 951-695-3336 to schedule a private no obligation info meeting.
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It's so important to first connect with your child before the correction is given. When addressing behavior issues, so much of the outcome can and does depend on our behavior as the parent. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Simply call our office at 951-695-3336 and ask to schedule a no obligation, private info meeting with our recruiting department. A staff member will find a time that fits your schedule and will schedule a zoom meeting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#fostercare #foster #fosterlove #fosterparents #fostermom #fostering #fosterfamily #fosteryouth #fostertoadopt #nonprofit #fostercareawareness #fosterparenting #momlife #fosterkids #fosterchildren #adoption #adoptionislove #familyiseverything #anything4achild #4achild #adoptiveparents #resourceparents #orientation #adoptionjourney #adopt #adoptionjourney #adoptionstory #adoptiveparents #lovemakesafamily #domesticadoption
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Congrats to one of our ICA families who are finalizing an adoption today! A sibling set of three precious little ones are now in their forever home and we are thrilled!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We are so grateful to have such sweet and thoughtful families. These beautifully boxed cookies were dropped by our office today to thank our staff for all their hard work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It truly is a team effort!
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Today is National Coffee Day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know that around 125 Million people worldwide depend on coffee farming for their livelihood?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"Fair trade certified coffee directly supports a better life for farming families in the developing world through fair prices, community development and environmental stewardship. Fair trade coffee farmers market their own harvests through direct, long-term contracts with international buyers, learning how to manage their businesses and compete in the global marketplace. Receiving a fair price for their harvest allows these farmers to invest in their families' health care and education, reinvest in quality and protect the environment. This empowerment model lifts farming families from poverty through trade, not aid, creating a more equitable and sustainable model of international trade that benefits producers, consumers, industry and the earth."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You will never look back on your life and think "I spent too much time with my kids".⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It has been reported that there are fewer child abuse reports due to children schooling at home. "Teachers make up the largest percentage - about 20 percent- of those who make reports, according to the Child Welfare League of America."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hurting children are simply hidden. As an agency, we're eager to get families who are approved and ready to meet the inevitable need.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Is there risk involved? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But offering your home, your time, your compassion to a child who is at risk is worth more than words can express.
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"Each day of our lives, we make deposits into the memory banks of our children" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Summer may be wrapping up but running through the sprinklers doesn't have to. Soak up the sun as long as we have it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#any4achild #4achild #adoption #fostercare #familyiseverything #adoptionagency #resourceparents #nonprofit #orphancare #counselingcenter #fairtrade #keepfamiliestogether #fostertoadopt #endchildtrafficking #savethechildren #fosterparents #christianadoptionagency #adoptionagencytemecula #fostercarecitrusheights #temecula #citrusheights #adoptionagencycalifornia #internationaladoptions #ica #fairtrade#internationalchristianadoptions #prayforthechildren #protectthechildren #socialwork #motherhood
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PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY, The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME), 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 the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption/about-adoption-service-providers/hague-complaint-registry.html