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2.13.18 Fee Increase Call In Recording

by Anna Hull

On February 13, CAS Executive Director Phyllis Stephenson sat down to discuss the recent changes to the re-accreditation process for international adoption agencies. Previously, all agencies worked with the well-known accrediting agency, Council on Accreditation (COA), but, moving forward, all international adoption agencies will have to work with the new accrediting agency, IAAME. Listen to […]

DOS Fee Increase Announcement

by Anna Hull

What You Need to Know On February 1, the Department of State and IAAME, the new accrediting agency for all US Adoption Agencies, announced their New Fee Schedule to go into effect February 15. Moving forward, all US agencies must be accredited by IAAME to work in adoptions. Included in this fee schedule is a new […]

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Winston Salem!

by Anna Hull

Join some of our former CAS families on Feb 17 as they host their annual celebration of Tet, the Lunar New Year in honor of their children from Vietnam!  Contact Anna Hull for more information!  

Welcome Home from Around the World!

by Anna Hull

Your support equips Carolina and ABC Adoption Services to fulfill our mission of “changing the world, one child, one family at a time.” Click here to donate.  

Identifying the Need for Occupational Therapy

by Anna Hull

The joys of adoption are deep and profound. You are bringing a child into your home to make someone who was once an outsider a member of your family and change their name from stranger to daughter or son. This is a beautiful thing! The miracle of adoption, is that it is both an instant […]

Considering Special Needs

by Anna Hull

Special needs. Down syndrome. Cerebral palsy. Spina bifida. Hydrocephaly. Some of the most anxiety-inducing words in all of adoption. Still, that’s where our family landed after considering all the different adoption options open to us. After all, when expecting our third child, markers for chromosomal disorders, specifically Down syndrome, were found on ultrasounds. Scott and […]

Why Speech Therapy?

by Anna Hull

Congratulations on growing your family! As you welcome your child into their forever home, you may find that they would benefit from the services offered by a speech-language pathologist (SLP). A fully licensed SLP is able to address any of the following concerns you may have about your child: Expressive and receptive language delays Articulation […]

Celebrate Moldova! Part II

by Anna Hull

Currently, there are approximately 400 children in Moldova waiting to be adopted. The types of children waiting to be adopted from Moldova vary greatly, just as every child has a unique story to tell. Some Moldovan children are Caucasian with fair complexions, while other children inherited olive skin from their Roma/Gypsy heritage. Generally, children waiting […]

Family Connections October 2017

by Anna Hull

Click here to view our latest Family Connections newsletter! Family Connections October 2017   Highlights: Get ready for the Blue Jeans and Pearls Gala Preparing for Halloween, by CAS Connections blogger, Chandres Pickett Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month 5 Steps to Researching Special Needs About: Family Connections has recently been reintroduced as a bi-monthly publication for […]