Families Are Special, Inc. - Making adoption possible and affordable.
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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 745 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 private adoptions 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
*To reduce and/or eliminate unnecessary costs and time delays in the adoption process.

If you would like more information on our services, please give us a call at 501-758-9184 or email us at familiesarespecial@comcast.net. 
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

Amazon Smile - 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 -Families 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 is:
  • If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please know that the cards are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign 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
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number (74790) or name of organization (Families Are Special), select our organization from the list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our group until after you register your card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • You 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.
  • Remember, you do have to re-enroll at the beginning of each year.

Goodshop/Goodsearch -It’s easy.  Go to Goodshop.com or Goodsearch.com to register.  Then just pick your charity.  Then, as you go about your daily activities, you’ll be raising money for that cause – at no cost to you! You can watch the dollars add up right here on the site. And, as you share your actions with your friends, you can inspire them to also make a difference every single day. Our mission is to make it easy for you to raise money for your favorite cause through simple everyday actions like searching the web and shopping online. Here is an overview on our products:  

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