Monday, April 29, 2013


I just came across this website and thought it might be of interest to some of our parents out there. The site,, is a social network for parents of kids with autism. Below is a great video about the website, giving you insight into their social networking for parents, mobile apps, forums for asking questions that relate to you and your child - some great stuff!

Here's what some of their members are saying:

"I'm not even a full week into this journey with autism and I am already getting so much more support by complete strangers than I ever would have expected!"
-Bridgetdawn27, Waxahachie, TX

"You have no idea how alone I felt before MyAutismTeam. I wish I had it years ago. Just knowing there is someone else out there going through the same experiences is huge."
-CBP, Dallas, NC

"I'm happy to be a part of MAT and it makes me smile to know I can be a positive role model for parents."
-Michele, Las Vegas, NV

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


One of the two walls featuring our youth

We're excited to give a big "shout out" to our friends over at Dynamic Elite Athletics! They're helping us find homes by featuring our kids in a permanent rotating Heart Gallery. With so many families and children coming in and out of their establishment, we're hoping to reach some solid families who can help our kids find the permanency they deserve. Thanks again to Dynamic Elite Athletics - be sure to visit their Facebook page for more photos and to learn more about what they do!

If you have a fundraising idea or a way to help our youth find permanency, please contact Lisa Best, our Development Director, by calling 888-835-8802 or emailing her at

Monday, April 8, 2013


Although families may not see color when they adopt, not recognizing and preparing our children for cultural differences can greatly affect the development of their identity. Melanie, our WWK Recruiter, recently sent me this video on transracial adoption. It has an open discussion with adoptees, parents and professionals about transracial adoption and how it affects our youth.

Another great film I saw about transracial adoption was at a NACAC conference. The film was called Living on the Fault Line and you can view the trailer below.

Monday, April 1, 2013


For those of you who aren't already familiar with the Heart Gallery, it's a photographic exhibit that is done on a national level. Professional photographers donate their time to take flattering, professional photos of our amazing children to capture their awesome personalities.

Brittany, CAP ID# 9391 - Photograph taken by Monica Dyer

This spring, you can view our CAP Traveling Heart Gallery in libraries and businesses in the greater Rochester area. This week, our kids are being featured at Fairport Public Library so definitely stop by and take a look.

Want to help our kids be seen by families? We're looking for libraries and places of businesses, all over the country, to feature our Heart Gallery. If you'd like to learn more, please contact Pat Burks at 888.835.8802 or email her at