Family Adoption Consultants is very pleased to announce that we have merged our operation with Family & Community Services, Inc., a large and diverse social service agency. F&CS, founded in 1941, is located in Ravenna, Ohio. The merger affords expanded opportunities to both agencies. F&CS is very excited about adding an adoption program to the many services it already provides, as well as the opportunity to serve families and children in two states, Ohio and Michigan. FAC has gained operational efficiency and support, which allows us to continue to achieve our primary focus of securing loving adoptive families for children. FAC and F&CS share a similar mission, vision and values and we are confident that our newly expanded agency will provide families and children with excellent services.
Family & Community Services, Inc. is licensed to provide child-placing services in both Michigan and Ohio. F&CS is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation, including Hague Accreditation. FAC will function as a program of F&CS and will continue to use the name Family Adoption Consultants as we provide services to children and families as we have been doing for 30 years. We will continue to operate offices in Utica, MI and Ravenna, OH and can be reached at the same telephone numbers: 586-726-2988 (MI) and 330-296-2757 (OH) or by calling our toll-free number: 1-800-753-0129. We look forward to hearing from you.
FAC is pleased to announce that Korea Social Service is offering four scholarships for Korean adoptees who wish to go to Korea and attend a course to learn the Korean language. To qualify for a scholarship adoptees must:
- Be at least 20 years of age
- Have earned at least a high school diploma
- Have not previously visited Korea
KSS will pay the tuition fees for a maximum of 10 weeks of language education at any university located in Seoul, South Korea. The scholarship will also include payment for accommodations; it is preferred that attendees choose a university where they can reside in on-campus housing.
Please contact FAC for more information regarding this wonderful opportunity to visit Korea and learn the Korean language. FAC will provide details about the program and an application to be considered for a scholarship. Interested adoptees can call Kathy Luz at 586-726-2988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for a week of Korean culture activities at the 23rd Annual Korean Culture Camp of Michigan (KCCM). It will be held June 25-29, 2012 at MacDonald Middle School, 1601 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823. KCCM focuses on teaching Korean heritage to any child with an interest in Korean culture. Open to children ages 3-high school. Adult volunteers are welcomed. To learn more about this great camp and register go to: www.koreanculturecamp.org.
Please join us in signing a petition which asks the United States Congress to immediately address the issue of granting U.S. citizenship to all intercountry adoptees not included in the provisions of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. To read more about this important topic and/or to participate in this petition, please visit:
With great regret and sadness we must announce that Korea Social Service, the agency FAC partners with to place Korean children with adoptive families in the United States, has determined they will no longer be able to continue an adoption program. FAC has been working with KSS for 25 years, and has assisted more than 3,000 children join adoptive families. It is incredibly sad that this wonderful experience is ending for us. We know this news will be met with great sadness by all of the families who have been created by the alliance between Korea Social Service and Family Adoption Consultants. As one adoptive mother stated when I shared the news with her, "KSS is part of my family". Korea Social Service has asked us to assure adoptees and their families that they will continue to provide post-adoption services. We suggest that you contact FAC with questions rather than contacting KSS directly. Thank you for your patience as we make this challenging transition.