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

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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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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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Refugee youth have many obstacles when arriving in a new country, including learning a new language and culture.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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ICA's Independent Living Program offers rewards when our youth achieve their goals in grades, work, and life skills.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We love when the community comes alongside ICA to bless our refugee youth.
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“When joy is a habit, love is a reflex”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know that ICA is offering private info meetings via zoom?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You can learn about our heart and our various programs from your kitchen table, or your couch, or your back porch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We want to help answer all of your questions and help you begin your journey as a resource parent. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Contact our office at 951-695-3336 to schedule a private info meeting today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Labor Day from ICA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"The miracle is not that that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-Mother Theresa
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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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No matter how your school year looks this year, we pray you are blessed. Remember that this is just a season. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"Bedtime is hard for most kids, but when we have a new child come into our home, we must remember that bedtime is extra difficult for them. Bedtime is a quiet time of refection. Fears and worries can be magnified in the darkness." -Kristin Berry⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This is a very difficult transition for this child and it may take time for this little one to feel safe and relaxed. Be patient with the process. Make yourself comfortable and be prepared for some long nights as the transition takes place.
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With crazy schedules, court hearings, birth parent visits, temper tantrums, and a wide range of emotions also comes the joy of nurturing, defending and protecting the precious children God places in your home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s a jungle out there, but if God called you to it, He will walk with you through it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A technique often used in play therapy is called "mirroring".⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A simple way to implement this in your home is for example when your child says "purple is my favorite color", you respond with "No way! Purple is my favorite color!" Or when your child makes a funny face or noise, without sounding like your mocking, you "mirror" that same face or noise. Don't be afraid to be goofy!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Another fun way to implement mirroring is to play a game of "Monkey see, Monkey do" where you face each other and take turns mirroring each others movements. Not only will this bring out all the giggles in both you and your child, but you will be creating moments of vulnerability and connection.
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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