"Buddy Family Program":
Current families serve as mentors to new families. A Buddy Family can help you learn about the adoption process including the skills you will need and the rewards and joy your new child will bring. Some buddy families form long-term friendships, share parenting tips or baby-sit for each other.
The Family Newsletter keeps families informed about adoption issues and services. It also keeps families in touch with each other and AASK.
On-going AAP Advocacy:
Adoption Assistance grants are reviewed every two years.
AASK social workers help families document their child's needs and advocate for appropriate rates.
Family activities are intended to provide recreation for adoptive families. The events help families stay in contact with each other and also provide a unique setting for children with special needs to interact in a fun and safe environment. Family Activities include:
Adoption Resource Center:
- Summer family picnic, Uncle Nathan's Day, and holiday party.
- Free tickets for plays, concerts and dance.
Books, tapes, articles, community resource information, and soon, computer access are available at the AASK office.
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