Armenian Festival 2018

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A Message From Hopscotch Adoptions Executive Director

79feb35c-6472-4ed1-8bfc-b342758996e8Department of State’s Notice Regarding New Intercountry Adoption Fees

As of February 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of State notified adoption service providers about substantial mandated fee increases associated with obtaining and maintaining accreditation by the federal government, which is required to provide intercountry adoption services. In addition to the increased fee for adoption service providers, adoptive families will also see an extra cost, potentially deterring loving families from welcoming vulnerable children into their homes.

Hopscotch’s primary commitment is, and always will be, to the safety and well-being of children here in the United States and around the world. Thus we are committed to complying fully with the Hague Convention and ensuring that adoption practices protect the rights of children and both birth and adoptive families.

However, the non-refundable $500 fee increase (per child), due at the time of submission of service and fee agreement, amplifies our concern for the negative impact on vulnerable children in wait for a permanent family and the prospective adoptive families who will be unable to step forward to meet the needs of those children.

IAAME, the new accrediting entity, will begin collecting the Department of State’s mandated fees on new applicants for intercountry adoption as of February 15, 2018. We encourage those who have interest to contact your local representative to advocate for a better solution for waiting children around the world.

For more information about how you can help, click here.

With encouragement,

Robin E. Sizemore, Executive Director
Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Morocco, Serbia and Ukraine
Pre & Post-Adoption Services available to NY and NC residents
Ph: 336.899.0068
www.hopscotchadoptions.org

Happy New Year from Your Friends @ Hopscotch Adoptions!

Happy New Year 2018

Wishing You A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas 2017 Hopscotch

Join Hopscotch Adoptions And Listen To The Power Of A Wish: Matching $1 per Listen

Make a Wish Abigail and Caroline Rv

Ho! Ho! Ho! and Happy Holidays!

We have some exciting news to share with you! Hopscotch Adoptions’ proudly introduces you to the first Make A Wish family to have received the gift of an adoption from the Make A Wish foundation, thanks to the North Texas Chapter.  During this magical time of the year when we know the power of a wish, a gift and a miracle, you don’t want to miss this spellbinding podcast.

Audible is generously making a $1 donation for EVERY LISTEN of The Power Of A Wish podcast. One listen equals one dollar, up to $25,000 dollars! Road tripping for the holiday? Baking a million cookies? Listen and support the Make-A-Wish foundation and their important work. If you share on social media, don’t forget to tag your local Make-A-Wish chapter! The Power Of A Wish is family friendly so please share widely this simple way to support the organization.

You can listen online at Wish.org/podcast

or Apple Podcasts (aka iTunes) and give them a 5-star rating to help other listeners find the show.

“Abigail’s wish was a first-of-its-kind for Make-A-Wish. When Abigail was 13, she was adopted from a Bulgarian orphanage by her parents Dorcas and Tony. A bittersweet story for Abigail, because she left behind Caroline, her roommate and closest friend at the orphanage. When she was approached for a wish, Abigail asked her parents for their blessing to adopt Caroline. After two years and lots of support from the community, Abigail’s wish came true – the two friends were united – and a family is finally complete.”

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Attention to All 2017 Summer Host Families for Ukraine – Big News!

Ukraine App Fee Waived 08-04-2017Dear Summer 2017 Host Families:

Hopscotch Adoptions will be waiving our $250 application fee for any summer 2017 host families!!  If you would like to complete your adoption through Hopscotch, please indicate you are a Summer 2017 host family on the application and we’ll waive the application fee!

Want learn more about adopting from Ukraine?

Monday, Aug 7, 2017    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/634854341
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 634-854-341

**Please be sure to keep your phones/computer speakers on “mute” during the call so that everyone can hear clearly.

We hope that you can join us!  If you are unable to attend the webinar and would like to contact me directly, or request an information packet, please reach out to me at (770) 309-4239 or ukraine@hopscotchadoptions.org

PS: Pease note Hopscotch conducts home study reports for families located in North Carolina and New York. If you reside in Georgia or Tennessee, we can refer you to our preferred agency partners!

Celebrating your Gotcha Day, Miss Katrina!

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Happy Father’s Day!

Hopscotch Fathers Day 2017

Join Us!!!!! Hopscotch Adoptions Family Reunion 2017

It’s time for… Hopscotch’s 2017 Family Reunion!

Hi, Everyone,

The 2017 Hopscotch Reunion is less than seven weeks away.  Now’s the time to register.  Your registration form is attached and due, along with the per person reunion fee, on June 25, 2017.

The fee will cover a pizza party and dessert on Friday night, a catered al fresco breakfast at the park on Saturday morning, the rental of a canopy tent/tables and chairs to keep us shaded and comfortable at the reunion hub, as well as arts/crafts/activities for the children.  Depending on the number of attendees and final costs, the fee may stretch to cover a Sunday morning breakfast as well.

Hopscotch has generously sponsored a catered dinner at the park for Saturday evening.

Additional activities, such as a visit to the water playground at the park, boat/bike rentals, and a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo or other local attractions will be paid by individual families as they go.  If there’s interest to form a group for a Sunday outing, please let me know and I will gladly assist with the planning.

If you are flying to Cincinnati to attend the reunion, your closest airport is CVG.  You can also fly into DAY, SDF or IND.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions,
Viviane

Viviane Martini, Family Coordinator and Advocate
Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Morocco, Serbia and Ukraine
Pre & Post-Adoption Services available to NY and NC residents
Ph: 336.899.0068

This year’s reunion will be hosted at Winton Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio!

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2017 Family Reunion Registration Form – Register Now (Word Doc)

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