Featured Family: Elizabeth and Robert
We would like to adopt a child who is less than 8 years old. We would prefer an infant, toddler or young child if possible however if we could find a child 8 yrs or younger that would fit well into our family we would interested in pursuing adoption as well! We would like to adopt either a boy or a girl or both! We feel we can accommodate a sibling group of up to 2 kids. Any ethnic background will blend in with our family.
We are open to children with special needs. We have experience caring for children with special needs and Elizabeth's parents have 5 adopted children, four of which that have significant special needs, an Uncle who is a Professor of Special Education at Bloomsburg University and an Uncle who is the head of the NICU at Strong Memorial Hospital and a well known Pediatric Specialist, so we have a great support network!
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Now Serving Washington Families
A Family For Every Child is pleased to announce that we are now serving Washington families through our Adoption Agency. A Family for Every Child Adoption Agency recognizes that "Forever Families" come in all shapes and sizes. We are an inclusive agency that specializes in finding permanent families for children in the foster care system that tend to be the most difficult to place because of their age, ethnicity, sibling group, developmental, emotional or physical disability. AFFEC provides adoption home studies to families interested in adoption. We know that every child deserves to be loved, and all kids never outgrow the need for a "forever family." Our Adoption Agency has expanded in to Washington and is now serving both Oregon and Washington families through the homestudy and adoption process. Contact us if you think adoption might work for you; we can answer any questions you may have. Click to read more
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Interested in adopting? Find out more about the process of adoption and get started... it is our goal to significantly reduce the barriers to adoption by making the process positive and exciting all around. Begin your adoption process now and plan on growing your family this year. Then call 541-343-2856 to schedule an orientation convenient for you! You can also email email@example.com . Click to read more
Adoption and the Holidays
While the upcoming holidays can be an exciting and joyful time for families, it can also trigger feelings within your adopted child and become a challenging time for families. Imagine being a foster child whose holidays of the past may have been spent with an abusive parent, a parent on drugs or alcohol, or without a parent or a family setting at all. For these children, the holiday season triggers feelings of sadness and loss over one particularly good holiday they may have experienced in the past. Or, it may trigger feelings of despair over holidays missed. Children who have experienced loss, abandonment, abuse or neglect often experience extreme sadness during the holiday season. We have included many tips and resources to help your family have a happy holiday season with as little stress as possible. Click here to see more ...