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This is an informative site designed and operated by Families Are Special, Inc., an Arkansas based, non-profit, licensed adoption agency.
Families Are Special, Inc. (FASI) traces its origins to the common vision of three mental health professionals, Bill and Ann Barling and Betty Everett. This initial group grew to include an adult adoptee, several adoptive parents, and several people from the clergy, law and business.In early 1993, our board of directors was organized and Families Are Special was formed as a private, nonsectarian, nonprofit agency.Since our founding we have been involved in placing 739 children with Arkansas families. Our board and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional services. Families Are Special has become recognized for domestic and international placements as well as placements out of foster care. FASI has been at the forefront in recruiting adoptive families and sponsoring networking activities for adoptive families. Our experience has shown that most adoptive families want to know as much as possible about adoption.We hope you do too, because we have found that the more adoptive families know about adoption, the more comfortable they and their adoptive child(ren) will be.During the course of your adoption process, if you discover a new resource that is particularly helpful, please let us know about it so we can share it with others.
The mission of FASI is:
*To educate Arkansas
families on tasks and resources for adoption;
*To prepare Arkansas
families to adopt waiting children; and
and/or eliminate unnecessary costs and time delays in the adoption process.
We are pleased to be a member of the Child Welfare League of America, Arkansas Promise and the Arkansas Adoption Association combined. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
Ways to Help Families Are Special through Online Charities
- Hello friends, today we have great news. Did you know that
if you shop on Amazon, you can donate to Families Are Special every time you
buy something? Just go to Amazon Smile and pick Families Are Special Inc. as
your supported organization. Everything is the same price as it would be on
Amazon, but 0.5% of the purchase price would go to Families Are Special. If you
already have an Amazon account, just click the link below to pick us as your
supported organization. If you do not already have an Amazon account but are
interested, then search for Amazon smile. When you are prompted to pick a
charity, simply type Families Are Special Inc. in the search bar and scroll
down until you see us.
Kroger Community Reward Program
Are Special is now a part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. When you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger
card, you can now help Families Are Special earn money in the community rewards
program. This program doesn't cost you
anything and will aid Families Are Special in continuing our work to help
children find their forever home.It
order to be a part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program all you have to do
you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please know that the cards
are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
online at krogercommunityrewards.com
sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with
your organization after you sign up.
on Sign In/Register
participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY
in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite
store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to
the terms and conditions
will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link
within the body of the email.
on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the
on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your
Kroger Plus card number.
or confirm your information.
NPO number (74790) or name of organization (Families Are Special), select
our organization from the list and click on confirm.
verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name
on the right side of your information page.
purchases will not count for our group until after you register your
you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select
option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
have to swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone
number that is related to your registered Kroger Plus card when
shopping for each purchase to count.
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