International Christian Adoptions (ICA) is a statewide, fully licensed agency in California. It is also accredited by the Hague Convention (the highest accountability institution in the world for protecting children).
What is Welcome Home?
“Welcome Home” is a program developed by ICA with the purpose of providing permanency in a family of orphans worldwide. This is a challenging program for parents and children and has a great success ratio of finding forever families.
Welcome Home began in 1991. From that time, the Welcome Home program has been replicated by many other institutions around the world. ICA’s model is now put into a recognized “Standards of Practice”.
ICA has two Welcome Home programs: Welcome Home USA and Welcome Home International.
We attempt to find forever families for participating children, ages 5-17, who have been orphaned, abandoned, and/or are wards of the state, participate in one of the three versions:
- Weekend (USA)
- 1 Week (USA)
- 3-6 Weeks (International)
Government approval (ie. state or country) is always received ahead of time. During this program, the children and families participate in scheduled activities and at the end of the day the child stays in the host home overnight. Once the program is completed, the children all return to their original homes while the prospective adoptive family prepares all of the paperwork necessary to adopt.