At A.C.T.I.O.N. we believe that every child has the right to a loving, caring and supportive family to aid in their growth as a moral, functional, member of society. Our commitment is to aggressively recruit families for waiting children in order to create 'Forever Families.'
There are times when birth parents, because of their life circumstances, feel that it is in the best interest of their child to be placed in an adoptive home. Our agency supports this choice, and we offer support and professional assistance in helping those parents design an adoptive plan for their infant.
The History of A.C.T.I.O.N.
The Agency was founded in 1994 by adoptive mothers as an adoption support group and was recognized as a non-profit 501 [c] corporation. It established its first office in 1997 through financial support of the founding mothers. In 1998, it became a licensed adoption agency by the State of Ohio and continues to provide comprehensive ado ption and support services to families and birth parents.
*Home Studies - Weekly Support Groups
*Infant, Child & Sibling Placements
*Birth Parent Adoption Plans
Adoptive Parent Support Group
A.P.S.G. is an active weekly support group that meets every Friday evening from 7-10pm at the agency. In an open and supportive environment, perspective and adoptive parents are encouraged to share experiences and learn from other parents, the agency's staff, and guest speakers. The following are various topics from speaker presentations and discussions:
*Services: What is Available in the Community?
*Families and Acceptance: How Do I Share My Decision with My Relatives?
*The Wait: Coping with this Emotional Roller Coaster
*Preparing for Adoption Committee Once You've Been Selected
*Combining Biological and Adopted Children
*Preparing Your Child's Teachers for the Sensitivities of Adoption
*Adopting a Sibling Group or Older Children
*Dealing with Various Special Needs
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Provides these services to families and birth parents...
*Professionalism and Courtesy by Qualified and Experienced Staff
*A Weekly Adoptive Parent Support Group (APSG)
*36 Hours of Pre-Adoptive Training
*A Comprehensive Home Study for Domestic or International Adoptions
*Networking with Child Welfare Agencies Nationwide to Match Children and Families
*Counseling and Family Support As Needed