One of our adoptive parents Amanda wrote this Letter to the Editor of The Day newspaper to encourage others to consider adopting from state foster care. Please take a moment and READ MORE.
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The annual adoptive family pool party was enjoyed by all!!! check out these photos!!!! We had a SPLASH!!!!
Save the date: March 24th 2018 CAS Annual Pool Party
This year we embarked on a new location and ITS A KEEPER!!! We had a great time at Camp Harkness and the children really enjoyed themselves. Derek the Magician performed his amazing show for the 12th straight year, and the families had a lot of fun at the beach.
Sincere thanks to Lisa and Jim, adoptive parents of Maya, who recently celebrated her 2nd birthday. They helped to raise $465 for “Project CT’s Child” by having their friends and family members make donations in lieu of gifts at her birthday party, then they matched that amount themselves! These funds will be used towards the home study services for a family who is planning to adopt a child from the CT state foster system.
If you are an expectant parent and considering an adoption plan for your baby, you can listen to this short interview by one of our past birth mothers. She talks about how she decided to choose an open adoption for her son.
One of our adoptive moms shares her great tips & ideas in this audio presentation. It IS possible for everyday people to fund a private adoption!!!
Jen and her husband raised over $28,000 towards their adoption!!! How did they do it? Click here.
The way Jen got started was by using this website called “Fund Your Adoption|Adopt Debt-Free” at http://fundyouradoption.tv/. This site has the most up-to-date information and resources that empower families to overcome the financial barriers of adoption. It also helps families decide what grants to apply for and organize their application process.
Private adoption can be possible with the help of these 0% interest loans:
ABBA Fund – Covenant loan for Christians to help eliminate the cash crunch of an adoption. Approval takes 6-8 weeks.
Hebrew Free Loan Association – Offers interest free loans up to $15,000 for adoptive families of Jewish faith through local chapters across the US.
International Association of Jewish Free Loans – Nonprofit non-sectarian agency, providing interest free adoption loans to people in need, regardless of faith. Loan applications are offered by local chapters and can be processed in as few as 7-10 days.
Lifesong For Orphans – The Lifesong Legacy Fund offers interest-free adoption loans up to $12,000 to help Christian families overcome the high cost of adoption.
Oxford Adoption Foundation – This 3-phase loan program offers up to $5,000 that will be funded upon completion of your adoption.
- 0% interest for years 1-3
- 3% interest for years 4-6
- 6% interest for years 7-9
Pathways For Little Feet – Provides interest free adoption loans to assist families with the final steps of their adoption. You must be within 3-6 months of completion before you submit an application.
2016 Adoptive Families Pool Party
On March 5th, CAS held its annual pool party for adoptive families at the beautiful Mashantucket Community Center pool in Ledyard. Over 120 people enjoyed swimming, going down the water slide, eating pizza, and socializing with the other families. We’ve heard that the children are still talking about it!
In this issue, you can read about how Amanda & Jake Shanks adopted their 3 daughters. Plus, read about new grant opportunities, an amazing reunion story as a result of DNA testing, and more!
To view our past newsletters, please see the section Resources for Adoptive Parents.
For infants of all races through private adoption. Grants also available in SE CT to adopt from state foster care.
The waiting period has become much shorter over the past year, so domestic adoption has become a more viable option for many.