With many years of experience, FCCA is one of the largest private agencies in California, in terms of the numbers of children placed each year. The agency had its official beginning as "Family Connections" on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1983. This was an appropriate day for an agency founded on business of the heart.
Founder Audrey Foster had worked at a county adoption agency long enough to learn that there were many children waiting to be adopted, and that they needed advocates. She knew that if people heard about these children and were assisted through the adoption process with respect and good humor, they would welcome waiting children into their families.
So, with a telephone, a secretary, and two donated rooms in the back of a church, Audrey began the work. Volunteers, mostly adoptive parents, joined the effort. The first year, the agency placed 16 children.
Now, almost 30 years later, the agency has placed (directly or cooperatively) over 5300 children from the United States and around the world into adoptive families. Audrey's daughter, Alison Foster Davis, served as the second Executive Director from May 2001 through December 2016; the current Executive Director is Wayne Mott, who has been with FCCA since 2005.
Six FCCA offices are located throughout California, with the main office in Modesto, and branch offices in Sacramento, Fresno, Carlsbad, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo. The agency is licensed statewide and employs approximately 35 people, with many faithful volunteers.
Family Connections Christian Adoptions exists to assist the waiting children of the world into permanent, loving families. It is our belief that God's love is best expressed in the family. The work of FCCA is a living expression of our love for Jesus Christ and for the homeless children throughout the world. We welcome adoptive families of every race and religion.
It is the intent of FCCA to provide quality services to place as many waiting and special needs children as possible. The first and primary priority of the leadership and staff shall be a passionate commitment to adoption as the connecting point between loving families and waiting children.
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Because we gather certain typs of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
- To improve customer service. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and needs.
- To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the service requested.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access yoru personal information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect property, or safety. However, non-personally-identifiable, visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance?
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance?
We are in compliance with the requirements of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act; we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
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