Have You Heard? Some NC Counties Offer Free Post Adoption Services!

FullSizeRenderToday we had the great pleasure of meeting the Child Wellbeing and Success Coach Team.  If you live in Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga or Wilkes county, you can access their services for FREE!  They are funded with a grant from the state of North Carolina and are one of only five agencies in the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG).  Be sure to visit and like their Facebook page regardless if you reside in any of these counties or our state.  The agency posts great resources and videos for all families to utilize for free!  

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Sharing Stories, Symptoms…Persons with Developmental Disabilities – Register now!

NC families can share this with their professional medical and clinical supports to be sure they are aware of this great opportunity.  The more they know, the more they can support your child and family’s needs.

Register early and save $20!
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For more information and to register for other Mental Health continuing education, click here.

Sharing Stories, Symptoms…Persons with Developmental Disabilities – Register now!

NC families can share this with their professional medical and clinical supports to be sure they are aware of this great opportunity.  The more they know, the more they can support your child and family’s needs.

Register early and save $20!
Click
here to register.

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For more information and to register for other Mental Health continuing education, click here.

NC Statewide Adoption Conference & Youth Conference 2015. Don’t Miss It!

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Dear Prospective Conference Attendee: 

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Statewide Adoption Conference sponsored by Mecklenburg County/Youth and Family Services Division and is waiting for you.  The conference will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Sign up today because slots are limited.

We are also having our 1st Annual Statewide Youth Conference on Saturday, April 25th for youth ages 12 through 18  in foster care or youth between the aforementioned ages who were adopted.  It will be a fun filled and exciting opportunity for those who attend.

Interested parties for both can register here.

Download Youth Adoption Conference Brochure (PDF)

If you have any questions, contact 704-336-5437.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Kind Regards,
The Adoption Conference Committee

Bow Ties and BBQ: Only 5 DAYS Left to Register!

DID YOU KNOW….

  • Kybele has recruited more than 220 volunteers to participate in medical training programs in 11 countries.  These professionals have come from over 70 different institutions worldwide with the vast majority traveling multiple times to volunteer their time and medical expertise.
  • Nearly 50% of these volunteers have come from North Carolina hospitals.
  • The work Kybele has done for the past 5 years in Accra, Ghana has significantly reduced both infant and maternal mortality in a leading regional hospital.
  • Kybele’s work has been published dozens of times in national/international medical journals, books, and publications.
  • Our programs are making a TRUE DIFFERENCE in the lives of women and children in our program countries.  National medical protocols are being changed.  Lives are being saved.  Women are experiencing a more compassionate, safe, and successful childbirth experience.

Here is what you can do to support this effort….

If you are in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/Raleigh/Durham area:

Register for this event by August 10th.  We guarantee a great time.

$60 for Adults  |  $35 for Medical Residents/Students  |  $20 for Children 12 & under

Click to learn more or to register.

If you are not in the local area – PLEASE consider making a donation on behalf of this event or become a member or monthly donor.

NC State Access to Birth Records Status and Directory

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NORTH CAROLINA
HB1463, signed into law by Governor Beverly Perdue on July 21, 2010, expands the Confidential intermediary program.

HB1463 will allow adoptees age 18 (instead of 21) and older to be able to use the CI program. It will also allow:

  • Adult biological siblings of adult adoptees
  • Adult biological half siblings of adult adoptees
  • Adult family members of deceased adoptees
  • Adult family members of a deceased biological parent to use the Confidential Intermediary program.
    This bill also allows an agency acting as a Confidential Intermediary to obtain a certified copy of a death certificate of the person who is the subject of the search and deliver it to the person who is searching.

For more information please contact Roberta MacDonald  or go to  http://adoptionreform-nc.org

NC Home Study Service

NC Home Study, Post Placement & Adoption Reports, Family Assessments for Hosting, ICPC Supervision & Reports for all NC and NY residents. Contact us at: info@hopscotchadoptions.org or 336-899-0068

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NC COLPPA Membership Drive 2014

North Carolina families can find the highest standards of service to adoptive families by working with any member agency of these NC Coalition of Licensed and Private Adoption Agencies. 

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Attention North Carolina and New York Host Families!

If you are thinking about hosting a child this summer, you’ll need a host family assessment.  Click here to get your assessment started today!

Host Programs: What are they all about?

Worthy and Reposted from: Rainbow Kids/Martha Osborne

th Host programs allow specific children to travel during holidays to the USA and stay with families for a summer or winter ‘fun experience’. The hosting families are screened carefully, and many of them are hosting a child with the hope that they will eventually adopt that child. 
Families are asked not to talk about adoption in front of the child, and let the experience be a positive, holiday time for the hosted child. Hosted children MUST return to their original countries after the holiday period.  Some children stay with ‘host only’ families, who do not intend to eventually adopt.  Quietly, the host family and group leaders reach out to other screened-families who are interested in adopting an older child.  Over the years, I have seen hundreds of older children, once thought to be ‘unadoptable’ due to their age, enter into loving families."Curtis", pictured above, is a ‘host only’ child who is in Virginia until August 6th. He and 2 other young boys need families. If you are considering the adoption of an older child, and are willing to travel to meet Curtis and the other hosted boys, please contact  pgancie@cradlehope.org to learn more.  This will still be an international adoption, and the children will return to their orphanages after August 6th. Hopefully families will be found before they leave!

–Martha Osborne of Rainbow Kids

Attention North Carolina and New York Host Families!

If you are thinking about hosting a child this summer, you’ll need a host family assessment.  Click here to get your assessment started today!

Host Programs: What are they all about?

Worthy and Reposted from: Rainbow Kids/Martha Osborne

th Host programs allow specific children to travel during holidays to the USA and stay with families for a summer or winter ‘fun experience’. The hosting families are screened carefully, and many of them are hosting a child with the hope that they will eventually adopt that child. 
Families are asked not to talk about adoption in front of the child, and let the experience be a positive, holiday time for the hosted child. Hosted children MUST return to their original countries after the holiday period.  Some children stay with ‘host only’ families, who do not intend to eventually adopt.  Quietly, the host family and group leaders reach out to other screened-families who are interested in adopting an older child.  Over the years, I have seen hundreds of older children, once thought to be ‘unadoptable’ due to their age, enter into loving families."Curtis", pictured above, is a ‘host only’ child who is in Virginia until August 6th. He and 2 other young boys need families. If you are considering the adoption of an older child, and are willing to travel to meet Curtis and the other hosted boys, please contact  pgancie@cradlehope.org to learn more.  This will still be an international adoption, and the children will return to their orphanages after August 6th. Hopefully families will be found before they leave!

–Martha Osborne of Rainbow Kids

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