We have been busy at Home for Every Child these past few months, and are excited to be moving forward with many new programs and initiatives to help support adoptive and foster families so that they feel equipped to care for the fatherless.
Below you will find an exciting new list of the programs we would like to see implemented this coming year. Since we are a non-profit and rely on fundraisers, grants and donations, we would love to ask for your support in this new endeavor. Below you will find a list of all our new programs, with a cost next to it outlining how much it will cost us to run the program for one year. We would love to see individuals and company's take a step in funding an individual program or a portion of it. You have the opportunity to review each program and donate funds towards one you are passionate about. In order to make these new programs a success we are relying on your financial support to see them come to life! Tax receipts are provided, and funds will be allocated to the specific program.
Donations can be made by cheque to Home for Every Child Adoption Society 7069 197B St, Langley, BC V2Y 1R5 and write the program you wish it to go to on the bottom. You can also donate through our website www.homeforeverychild.org and state the program name in the payment comment section. Alternatively you can contact us privately to arrange a credit card donation.
We also encourage anyone who is not able to donate to still review our new programs and see what exciting opportunities will arise in our near future!
Thank for for your continued support!
Home for Every Child Adoption Society Projected Programs 2015
Attachment Parenting/Play Therapy $9,600
Based on the trainings of Gordon Neufeld, this service will provide play therapy counseling for children from hard place and support parents on their journey.
Adoption Parent Counseling $14,600
Counseling services provided to parents who are in the process or have adopted children and require supports to navigate the new journey they face.
Key Worker $3,320
A support worker who comes alongside families that have adopted children with special needs. This worker will help advocate, refer for special funding, provide education, and provide support.
Immigration Worker $5,000
This program will allow us to subsidize an immigration worker for 2 families a year based on need. The immigration process is extremely challenging and can affect a family’s ability to bring their child to Canada. This service will be vital in supporting special cases.
Telephone Support $5,380
Telephone support to answer questions and help navigate families thinking about adoption, those in the adoption process, and those who have already adopted and have questions around parenting, supports, and special needs. This is an essential feature for those people who do not live in the lower mainland.
Sibling Workshops $2,040
This is a quarterly workshop/fun day held for children who have siblings with special needs. Understanding and navigating a sibling can be challenging for children, and this will provide them an opportunity to connect and build relationships with other children walking the same journey. It will include fun activities, sharing opportunities, and lunch.
Counseling for Kids $11,300
This is an important service for children who have been adopted and may have experienced trauma, multiple moves, malnutrition, institutionalization, special needs and more.
Family Get Together $1,760
This exciting event will occur 4 times a year and will be a fun day filled with activities and food and allow adoptive parents and children who are adopted get connected and build relationships.
Family Counseling $11,100
Counseling provided to families as they grow together as a new family unit or those who would benefit from extra support.
Multicultural Nights $880
This event will occur twice a year and will be a fun event to celebrate the many cultures our adopted children come from. It will include food and activities and will help children stay connected with their birth culture.
Financial Supports $12,560
This program will be an amalgamation of post-adoption assistance and extended health benefits. Our desire is to provide financial support to adoptive families for such things as assessments, special devices, speech therapy, tutoring, and more. Our goal for our first year will be to provide $1000/month.
Workshops will be provided once a month and will cover topics such as the adoption process, the fostering process, special needs, openness, cultural training, transracial adoptions and more.
Info Sessions $420
Info sessions will be held three times a year and will share the urgent need for adoptive and foster families in Canada and worldwide and help change the current perspective on adoption.
Resource Library $4,000
Our up and coming resource library will be a key tool to support adoptive and foster families. We would like to purchases books, DVD’s and audio tapes on topics surrounding adoption, foster care and special needs.
Written Resources $1,500
We would like to develop written resources for adoptive and foster families. These will benefit families locally but also those outside our immediate area. Resources will cover a wide array of topics such as HIV Adoption, How to Choose a Country, Adoption vs. Foster Care, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and more.
Website Development $600
We would like to develop our website to include international country requirements, Adoption and Foster Care FAQ, programs and more.
School Support Program $1,400
This program will send a worker in to schools to support families with children who are adopted and/or have special needs. This can include presentations to students about disabilities, handouts to give to teachers, and training to teachers and other staff members on adoption related topics.
Starter’s Package $1,700
This will provide a printed and/or emailed package to provide to adoptive parents that outlines the process, fundraising ideas, lists of resources, birth registration and immigration information, and more.
Church Presentations $1,400
This program will allow us to go into churchs, home groups, youth groups and more to share a version of our info session and God’s heart for adoption. This will provide advocacy on the need for foster and adoptive parents and help fuel the flame we hope to see across Canada for the fatherless!
School Presentations $800
This will be similar to our church presentations but will be tailored towards children, youth and university students in order to plant a seed and see hearts on fire from a young age.
This will allow us to develop a video detailing the need for adoptive and foster families and sharing the crisis of 30,000 children waiting in Canada and 20 million worldwide. A video will allow us to reach not only all of BC but also all of Canada.
This will allow us to get our name more familiar with BC residents, will help advertise our services and will help share the message of the urgent need for adoptive and foster families.
This will allow us to purchase a business printer and ink which will allow us to print our own materials.
Office Furniture $2000
This will help us purchase office furniture to house many of our new programs such as counseling, play therapy, and telephone support.
A vital business essential for shredding confidential documents.
Staff Training $3,500
This will allow us to have staff trained and up-to-date on current trends, diagnoses, and more. This will include attendance of training programs and conferences.