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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…]

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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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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…]

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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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Happy Monday! How can we be praying for you this week? ☀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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No matter what season of life you might be experiencing, we know that the Lord's plans for you are filled with favor and unexpected blessings. Leave us a comment or send us a message for how we can be lifting you up in prayer!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#prayerchangesthings #prayer #InJesusName #fostercare #foster #fosterlove #fosterparents #fostermom #fostering #fosterfamily #family #fosteryouth #parenting #fostertoadopt #nonprofit #fostercareawareness #fosterparenting #momlife #adoptionjourney #fosterkids #fosterchildren
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Our dollars matter. 💵 When you shop fair trade, you're supporting quality products, sustainable practices, and fair wages for artists and workers across the globe!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you've been looking for a way to begin (or continue) incorporating fair trade products in your daily life, from coffee to chocolate, candles to gifts, or clothing to home goods, we're sharing ten of our favorites stores and accounts to check out! And if you've never stopped by our Jubilee Exchange Store at our Temecula ICA office, you'll find these fair trade businesses featured in person, and so many more! ☀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1. @tenthousandvillages⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. @serrvintl⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#FairTradeFriday #fairtradesavelives #fairtradefashion #consciousliving #consciousconsumer #fairwages #KeepingFamiliesTogether #aidthroughtrade
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The "why" behind what we do. Every child deserves a home and a family, and with your support, we get to work toward making that dream a reality every single day. ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Ephesians 4:2⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Some days, the demands of being a parent can be downright tough. But as you continue faithfully serving, remember that in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than YOU! ❤️
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DON'T FORGET! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's not too late to register for our free trauma training event tomorrow at 1pm. You won't want to miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of trauma in the lives of adults, teens, and children from adverse backgrounds.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Whether you're a ministry leader, pastor, counselor, or you work in non-profit ministry and the community, or maybe you're just looking to support friends and family in your world, this event is for you! Register via the link in our bio and we'll see you online tomorrow! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#anything4achild #4achild #adoption #fostercare #familyiseverything #adoptionagency #resourceparents #nonprofit #orphancare #counselingcenter #fairtrade #keepfamiliestogether #fostertoadopt #endchildtrafficking #SaveTheChildren #fosterparents #christianadoptionagency #adoptionagencytemecula #fostercarecitrusheights #Temecula #ICA #socialwork #motherhood #prayforthechildren #tbri #trauma #traumatraining #connection #connectioniskey #kidsfromhardplaces
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We're all spending a bit more time online these days and it's not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. Navigating online safety for our children can be tricky, but it's one of the most important ways we can help protect them from #humantrafficking, keep their identity safe, and be wary of cyberbullying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To help practice online safety, here are a few tips to begin (or continue!) implementing:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Set healthy boundaries and expectations around passwords, screen-time, devices, etc. Involve your child in this process!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Foster a relationship of open communication with your child so they know they can come to you with any uncomfortable or unsafe circumstances and conversations⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Ask questions and be aware about what your child does online, who they talk to, what they watch, etc.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Read a book together to "break the ice" on topics or stories you want to discuss⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Hold conversations around what your child should do in an emergency safety situation and who they should contact ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We're incredibly grateful for the generosity of partners like iFoster! Through a recent donation, we were able to help provide much-needed technological school supplies to several of our foster youth as they continue their studies, as well as suitcases for several youth who've gone into respite. To learn more about the work of iFoster in the lives of foster children across America, visit ifoster.org! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#fostercare #fosterfamily #fosterchild #familyiseverything #foreverfamly #anything4achild #4achild #citrusheights #citrusheightsadoption #citrusheightsica #christianadoption #adoptioninfomeeting
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"Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Brooke Hampton, author and mother⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our children are always learning! It’s not just what we teach our children that matters, but also what we say to them and how we act towards them. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’ve been feeling a tug on your heart to become an adoptive or foster parent, join us for an informational roundtable and service of fellowship, en español! We’d love to partner with you for this important journey, whether you’re just getting started or ready to dive right in.
We welcome you to join us February 25, at 7pm, in person at Centro Cristiano Calvario, 1100 Las Palmas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815. All Covid protocols will be followed, including required masks during the service. You can also tune in via Zoom by registering through the link in our bio. We can’t wait to see you, whether in person or virtually!
To set up an informal informational meeting through our Citrus Heights (northern California) office, please reach out to Rose Ruiz at (916) 969-6011.

Spanish Translation:
Si ha sentido un tirón en su corazón para convertirse en padre adoptivo o de crianza temporal (Foster), únase a nosotros para una mesa redonda informativa y confraternidad, ¡en español! Nos encantaría asociarnos con usted en este importante viaje, ya sea que esté comenzando o esté listo para sumergirse de inmediato.

Le invitamos a que se una a nosotros el 25 de febrero a las 7 pm, en persona en el Centro Cristiano Calvario, 1100 Las Palmas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815. Se seguirán todos los protocolos de Covid, máscaras faciales son requeridas. También puede sintonizar a través de Zoom registrándose a través del enlace en nuestra biografía. ¡Estamos ansiosos por verte, ya sea en persona o virtualmente!
Para programar una reunión informativa informal a través de nuestra oficina de Citrus Heights (norte de California), comuníquese con Rose Ruiz al (916) 969-6011.
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“The best decision you can hope to make is one that is well-reasoned, based on the information that is available, accompanied by a ‘leap of faith’ that is a mandatory part of all conscious decisions to parent. If you cannot knowledgeably assume this risk, international adoption, particularly of an institutionalized child, may not be for you.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Dr. Dana Johnson, international pediatric specialist⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The international adoption journey can be intricate and confusing, which is why ICA is equipped to support you and your family as questions comes up. Whether you're looking for more information or ready to jump right in, our team is excited to meet you and hear your story at info@4achild.org!❤️
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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