I was recruited in 2010 as a volunteer for Children Awaiting Parents 2011 A Toast to Spring Committee, their largest annual fundraising event of the year. I wasn't sure what to expect or how my talents may or may not fit into what they were looking to accomplish. They welcomed me with open arms and were receptive to some new ideas I brought to the table, while never wavering from their mission or beliefs. Their staff and all of their volunteers that I've interacted with are smart and professional. They are an efficient and creative group that is committed to accomplishing great things. They recruit and surround themselves with other hard working, passionate people, and express their appreciation every step of the way. Their approach to building and growing relationships with a diverse cross-section of the community to help build awareness and support of their mission is telling and is something I believe has contributed to their success. I am amazed at what they have accomplished since they were founded, as well as in just the past couple of years, and am proud to align myself with their organization. I will continue to offer them my support with reservation. Sky's the limit for this tremendous non profit.
A friend of mine is on the board for Children Awaiting Parents. As a result of his involvement I am familiar with the work they do. I have become a donor for this organization and participate in some events for CAP. I am myself an adoptive parent so find an organization such as this one very worthwhile.
I met a friend while serving on a selected panel. As we discussed our lives I discovered he and his partner was adopting a young man who did not have a family. As I followed this program I was pleased about what a wonder situation it was for all involved...A young man desiring a family situation with it structure. love and discipline...and a couple who was looking to have a family situation to care about and love. From what I have observed it has been positive on both sides. Since I and my wife have been aware of the agency, we have been supportive in the activities as we see a positive result...Bob and Cindy
A close friend is a board member and adoptive parent, and I have seen first-hand how amazing the work that CAP does helps children to find their forever families. CAP has quality awareness and fund-raising campaigns, that are fun and informational, well organized, and directly and immediately benefit those intended
Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) is the only national nonprofit in the United States helping to find forever families for older children, children with developmental disabilities, and sibling groups that need to stay together. These children are the "forgotten" in our society; but thanks to Children Awaiting Parents, there is hope for those young people who still need unconditional love and care.
I helped with their holiday gift campaign in 2010. I was amazed to learn that there are children as old as 18, 19, even 20 still looking for families, despite the difficulties they've had to face in their young lives. These are the real heroes in this story--young people who, despite everything, have open hearts and minds. Children Awaiting Parents helps connect these young heroes with forever families. And while the children await their new families, CAP helps ease the loneliness through initiatives like their holiday gift campaign.
The CAP organization is the first place that I stumbled upon as our family began its' adoption journey. We poured over their materials, and the CAP "Book" (it was hardcover back then) looking to find our children. It was our blessing to be able to adopt 4 children, 3 of them special needs- including FAS, Coacine prenatal exposure, CL/CP, ADHD and a whole lots of other letters! The opening of that door for our family was a direct result of our first exposure to the world of adoption- the CAP people. This organization does SO much for those who we should cherish and nuture the most in our society- our children. They give a powerful voice to these kiddos, and are their greatest advocates.
I've known about cap for around twnety years due to being friends (best friend)with some of the Soule kids. When I was younger the word adopted or foster where bad word. then I met Cory Soule and for me that all changed. Now fast forward 14 years being gay and haveing my own biological kids(that will have nothing to do with me because of my sexual preferance)I knew something was missing form our live(MAtt and I) so one FAther'sday I told Matt that there is only one thing missing from our live and that is a child. A child that is both his and mine. So then we started the prosses and thanks to CAP who introduced uxs to our son James. Now we are one big happy family. Our adoption was Finalized on OCtober 27,2010 almost two years but he was worth it. Thanks CAP you will always be a part of our lives.
Having had professional experience in the business and non-profit sectors I have high expectations. CAP consistently exceeded my expectations.
People who are trying to adopt meet many hurdles in the overall system.
Most times our calls are never returned. Very few friendly voices.
Follow through is rare.
Then there is CAP. Friendly voices answer the phone with fast access to staff. Their staff is exemplary in assisting potential parents. I have had working relationships with all levels of CAP and I can easily say I am impressed which for me is saying a lot.
I plan on continuing financially supporting CAP
CAP is a real favorite of mine.
CAP is an organization filled with great people on a mission to serve children whose adoption needs are great. It has been a pleasure to work with this dedicated group on fundraising projects. The Family Walk, held in September, is always lots of fun and is a wonderful way for families to come together for a terrific event. Volunteers are always welcome.
For many years, our Division at work has supported those less fortunate, particularly at the holidays. For the past two years, we have supported a number of children from Children Awaiting Parents at the holidays. Our thought being that the holidays are about children and families. Typically, this can be a particularly difficult time of the year for these children whose ultimate "gift" would be that they be adopted by a "forever family".
I have been a volunteer for Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) for the last 5 years and was recruited to the Board of Directors within the last 3 years.
I was quickly endeared to CAP because of the commitment and dedication of the staff and volunteers to the mission of the organization, "to recruit foster and adoptive families across the United States for children who have been waiting the longest for a family." I have witnessed CAP fulfill that mission through the programs and services they have provided across the country. They have given visibility to children who might have gone unnoticed and provided support to families who were looking to adopt but struggle through the process of either finding a child to welcome into their family or just the bureaucracy of the process.
My commitment to CAP is apparent but what speaks volumes to me is the commitment that my friends and family have adopted to this organization. As I introduce new individuals to CAP, they are immediately impressed with the staff and the organizations dedication to finding families for these children and have either joined planning committees or have been recruited as board members.
CAP definitely earns 5 stars from me as a non-profit organization serving Children and Families. They make families!
Children Awaiting Parents was our 1st called when we decided to look into adopting an older child. From the 1st point of contact there was always someone to answer the phone and quickly address our concerns and questions. During the process of getting certified for adoption they helped us through when no one else was returning calls or pointing us in the right direction. Once we were certified they not only helped us look for possible children that needed a home but they contact us to keep checking in on how we were doing. Once we were match with a child, with there help, the assistance they provided followed us through to the end of our adoption journey. Children Awaiting Parents goal of matching the hardest to place children in foster care with Forever Families is meet everyday by the dedicated and caring people that work there.