California Adoption >> Oakland Agencies>> AASK (ADOPT A SPECIAL KID)


  • Agency Name
  • Agency Location
  • 8201 EDGEWATER DR, #103
    OAKLAND, CA 94621
  • Contact Phone
  • (510) 553-1748
  • Contact Name
  • License Number
  • 15201920
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption; Foster Care; Family Support
  • Description
  • AASK believes that every child has the right to a safe, stable, and nurturing home and that all children are adoptable. AASK America provides education and support services to adoptive and foster families and children. We also promote positive changes to benefit children who are in the child welfare system. AASK inspires change in the lives of children in foster care by promoting and sustaining permanent families. We identify and train competent, caring foster care and adoptive parents, provide education and support services, and nurture stable homes for foster kids. AASK has promoted permanency for foster youth and placed thousands of children with loving families since 1973.
  • Adoption Process
  • This is an overview of steps you will take to a bringing a child into your home. Whichever path you choose, AASK will be there to support you every step of the way! All services provided by AASK described here are free of charge. 1. Informational Workshop: The beginning of your journey with AASK is to attend one of our Informational Workshops held each month, generally the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm at our office in Oakland. You can also attend a live Webinar. In the session we’ll provide an overview of the child welfare system and the foster care and adoptive processes, and answer any initial questions you may have. This is a comfortable atmosphere with other families who are looking into adoption or foster care for the first time. Following the Informational Workshop, families complete a Family Profile Form in order to schedule a Personal Interview. Additional informational workshops can be arranged for your church, community group or workplace. 2. Personal Interview: This is a chance to meet individually with an AASK Social Worker to tell us more about your family, your strengths and background, and your hopes and expectations for working with AASK. In the interview, we will address any concerns you may have, make sure that AASK is the best agency for you to be working with, and confirm that your family goals are in alignment with the children that are presently available for foster care or adoption. 3. Foster and Adoption Application and Family Training (FAFT): The application process includes fingerprint, criminal record and child abuse clearances and some paperwork necessary to begin the foster and/or adoption process. AASK has a specially designated staff person (our Program Assistant) who is skilled at guiding families, offering support, and answering questions throughout the entire application process. State regulations require that families complete their application within 120 days or receiving an application from AASK, or may have to start ove
  • District Office
  • District Office Phone
  • (408) 324-2112

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