There are so many things needed and each orphanage or shelter has specific items that would help in improving the children’s lives. Food, medicines and medical equipment are always needed and appreciated just about everywhere. Most orphanages need clothing and bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows). We also see a need in most places for funds to repair things like doors, windows and fences and for major costs like repainting, a new roof or fixing or purchasing new appliances like commercial washers, dryers, refrigerators and ovens.
A Child’s Embrace and our generous supporters have provided various means of support to several orphanages in the past 2 years. Your support can help to continue the donations to a number of orphanages and help hundreds of children.
Some of the items purchased and donated to orphanages include:
- fresh meat
- pay utility bills
- school supplies
- new appliances
- toys and games
- chairs and tables
- medical equipment
- fresh fruits and vegetables
- bicycles and sporting equipment
- carpet for new wing of orphanage
- unbreakable cups, plates and bowls
Many families are willing to care for children that for one reason or another are not able to live with their biological family members. Often, these families do not have training or knowledge to be able to adequately care for children with emotional or psychological issues or medical special needs. As a result, many children with special care needs are not able to be placed into foster care or receive less than appropriate care.
A Child’s Embrace is able to assist in providing foster and potential foster families with training and educational materials that can enhance their ability to care for many of these children. Sometimes helping the family to acquire necessary medical supplies or equipment greatly improves the level of care a child receives, helps the child get to school or improves the child’s ability to care for him or herself.
While adoption is a simple idea, the process you as an adoptive parent must go through and the multitude of emotions that you will experience can be overwhelming. In providing educational and support services to families and adoption agencies, it is our goal to assist you in realizing your dream to become an adoptive parent.
Information is your greatest asset when adopting a child. Knowing what programs are available and what the requirements are, the types of children available, the costs and the timeframes involved are all important considerations. We are able to assist adoptive families in narrowing down the multitude of choices and focusing efforts on the programs and children most appropriate to their situation. Educational services for adoptive families include general adoption seminars and classes in areas such as attachment issues, special needs children, country specific adoption information and financing your adoption. Adoptive families may choose to attend a seminar of group class or can work with our staff one-on-one in person or over the phone or internet.
Pre and Post Adoption Support
Pre-adoption education gives parents the tools necessary to have a successful adoption experience, how to choose the right adoption program and how to select a child appropriate for your family and situation. After your child is home, post-adoption support is important to answer those questions that may arise, how to help your adopted child adjust to your family and community and how to deal with any adjustment difficulties. Knowing that you aren’t alone in what you are thinking and feeling may make the difference in the outcome of your adoption plan.
Adoptive Family Evaluations
More and more programs are requiring adoptive parents to undergo psychological testing or evaluation. Recent news reports of adopted or foster children being abused by their parents or caregivers are driving this desire to be sure that everything is done to insure the future safety and well-being of the children. With a licensed psychologist on staff, we are able to provide adoptive parents with the testing and evaluation services required by many programs, agencies and countries. This service is provided in a friendly, appropriate and confidential manner and at a cost that is quite reasonable.
A Child’s Embrace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to make the adoption process easier for everyone in order to place more deserving children into permanent homes. Our mission is to make every adoption a success!