Human Services

Children Awaiting Parents, Inc.

  • Rochester, NY
  • http://www.ChildrenAwaitingParents.org

Mission Statement

CAP is dedicated to finding loving adoptive families for children waiting in foster care.  Roughly half a million children in the U.S. have been removed from unsafe homes, and of these, 120,000 are free for adoption. CAP seeks to find adoptive homes for America's hardest to place children.

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Children Awaiting Parents is based in Rochester, NY but serves children in foster care and potential adoptive families throughout the United States.

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Mr. Charles Reaves

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Patricia Burks

Keywords

Self-reported

adoption, children, special needs, foster care

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EIN

16-1047933

 Number

2335364413

Also Known As

CAP

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adoption (P31)

Foster Care (P32)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The CAP Book and features children at www.ChildrenAwaitingParents.org and other websites as approproiate. We also publish a national photolisting of waiting children. The CAP Book can be viewed at adoption agencies, adoptive parent groups and libraries across the country. Individuals can also subscribe. - Connects prospective adoptive parents with the children. - Recruits adoptive families using newspapers, magazines, radio and television throughout the U.S. - Operates an adoption information and referral service for prospective parents. - Assists children and families experiencing difficulty with adoption. - Advocates for children and families.

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Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Children Awaiting Parents is based in Rochester, NY but serves children in foster care and potential adoptive families throughout the United States.

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Funding Needs

Children Awaiting Parents receives no government dollars for the work we do. We rely solely on the support of donors and charitable grants for the service we provide.

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Financials

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Children Awaiting ParentsInc
Fiscal year: Apr 01-Mar 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Children Awaiting Parents, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Charles Reaves

Co Principal Officer

Patricia Burks

BIO

Charles Reaves is responsible for all programs, national and local.  Nationally, CAP is a member of the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), Adoption Exchange Association and Voice for Adoption.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Larry Shannon-Missal

Nielsen

Term: May 2014 - May 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
Yes
We have a diversity plan
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Children Awaiting Parents works with a diverse population of private and public organizations to recruit families for older children of the foster care system. The families and the children come from many different ethnic and social-economic backgrounds.