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Adoption ARC is holding a contest for 8-21 year old ARC adoptees to ask you to express and honor the adoption triad.You can use any medium : writing, artwork, or a video of dance, etc. Adoption ARC reserves the right to post all submissions and you must have your parent's written permission to enter if you are under 18 years of age. The contest will end on November 30, 2015. First prize will be a $200 gift card, Second prize is a $150.00 gift card and third place is a $100 gift card. Email TaraLaw@aol.com for your application to enter this contest and good luck! A panel of birth parents, adoptive parents and professionals will evaluate the submissions. The winners will be announced on December 15, 2015. Good Luck and let the games begin!

November is a busy time of year:

Metro Kids Magazine, a local Philadelphia periodical featured Adoption ARC, Tara Gutterman, Esquire,Founder and Mary Kasper, ARC Adoption Coordinator in its November issue in celebration of National Adoption Month. Please check it out at www.metrokids.com/MetroKids/Foster-Parenting-or-Adoption/

On November 3, 2015, ARC held an interoffice Hague Training with attorney Deborah Spivack as part of their yearly training.

Adoption ARC is having their Quadrennial (every four years) Hague Licensing from November 8-10, 2015 in the Philadelphia Offices.

November 15, 2015 will be the day which the agency attends the Let's Talk Adoption Conference in Piscataway, NJ at Rutgers. For more information or to register, please check out the website: http://www.cpfanj.org

PACT is holding a Webinar on ritualizing adoption on November 11th, 2015. Please check out the PACT website to register at: www.Pact.org

On November 17, 2015, Founder and Attorney Tara Gutterman will be attending the contining legal education on Advanced Issues in Adoption at the Hilton on City Avenue.

The Turnout for the Dutch Reunions and First Irish Reunion was amazing considering that August is a big holiday month. We were blessed to see so many happy faces whom we knew and to meet many new friends and family. We also got to meet with our partners A New Way in Holland and ARC Adoptions in Ireland.

Please say hello to some of our new families:

Jess and Fabricio
Eileen, Richard and Madison
Brian, Fionnuala meet Andrew
Maarten, Marjan and James meet Scott
Heather and Larry show off Loren Rose

We were thrilled to finalize six happy families on October 6th. Here they all are celebrating! Congratulations, families!

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News: Remember, November is National Adoption Month! It is coming up, right around the corner. See what's going on in your area to celebrate. This year's focus is adopting older teens out of foster care. Be an advocate for adoption!

Find out about the Dutch Advocates PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:


Adoption ARC, Inc. is a private, non-profit child welfare agency that specializes in placing children of all races and special needs into permanent homes. The agency is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the New Jersey Division of Human Services and the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families to provide adoption, foster care and child welfare services to the tri-state area and beyond.

Adoption ARC was born in March 1994 in response to the 2,500 babies born in Philadelphia who need permanent homes. In addition, 7,000 children in the Pennsylvania social service system need homes. Adoption ARC was licensed in August 1994 by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to combat these problems by providing adoption, foster care and child welfare services in the state of Pennsylvania. In July 1997, in response to the need to service a larger area, we received an adoption license from the state of New Jersey Division of Human Services. In 2006, we received our license from the state of Delaware. Adoption ARC received its first full Hague Accreditation in 2008 and another full Hague Accreditation in 2013.

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