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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!