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After the Storm

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As an agency with partners and friends residing in Haiti, along with numerous adoptive families with Haitian children, the news of the terrible devastation from Hurricane Matthew brings considerable sadness. The toll from the storm has just begun to sink in among the Haitian people and relief organizations from around the world. CAS was in […]

African Initiatives-Trip Recap

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Allie Smith is a regular visitor to Uganda, where she promotes Orphan Care initiatives, advocates for vulnerable children, and networks with several nonprofits providing care for children in need. For the first time, she has had the opportunity to expand her work in to the nearby country of Burundi. For three weeks in September, Allie […]

Moldova Student Sponsorship Visit

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Marcy McHenry is an adoptive parent and long-time volunteer for Carolina Adoption Services. She has served on our Board of Directors, Family Engagement Committee, and helped with our events. Marcy has been the coordinator for our Moldova Student Sponsorship Program for several years, and this summer she finally had the opportunity to visit with the […]

Travel Gallery

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The international ties that we form which drive our mission forward provide opportunities for our staff to travel and visit our partners regularly. Allie Smith is in Africa throughout the month of September. She has got a busy agenda visiting with our multiple partner orphanages in several locations throughout Uganda, and checking in with families […]

Agriculture Support Project

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Carolina Adoption Services is proud to support new, income-generating ventures at Peace Transitional Home, our partner in Luweero, Uganda. The orphanage director has provided estimated costs for the agricultural projects she is starting on the property. We are seeking partners to help make her visionary ideas a reality! These projects have been thoughtfully considered as […]

A New Path for Uganda Adoption

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Children’s Act Amendment Update & Upcoming Webinar There’s some news from Uganda that’s been making a splash among families who want to adopt: the Ugandan government has made some changes to their Children’s Act which broadly provides increased protections of children’s rights and, specifically, changes the rules for guardianship among non-Ugandan citizens. Our program coordinator […]

Family Resource Corner: The Wait

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The latest topic in our Family Resource Corner is The Wait. Cue the Jeopardy music! The wait can seem long, but keeping busy is a great way to keep from being too impatient for that next big step. After months of hard work, your home study has been finalized and your dossier submitted – you […]

Final Steps

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A Checklist for Ensuring Your Foreign-Born Child Has the Correct Documentation After coming home, the last thing that most families want to do is complete more paperwork. Those final steps of your adoption, as important as they may be, can easily be put off for another week, another month… another year… until you suddenly realize […]

Korean Culture Camp

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At CAS we believe in keeping our families connected to cultural and adoptive resources after they adopt. When a parent contacted us about his involvement with a Korean culture camp in North Carolina, we were delighted to pass along the details! We encourage you to check out Camp Moo Gung Hwa-registration is open now for the […]

Five Helpful Hints

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A Father’s Five Helpful Hints for the Adoption and the First Couple Years My wife and I finished our adoption in April of 2014 after a long and trying two-and-a-half year process. The paperwork was done, the court documents finalized, the money raised, and we were on our way to pick up our new son […]