Welcome to AASK (Adopt A Special Kid) in California
AASK helps you to develop a life-long relationship with a child who needs your love and care. Since 1973, AASK has found that every child is adoptable and has a right to a permanent, loving family. We ask you to further open your heart to a child who has experienced a trauma or is living with a disability. Your family will be deeply enriched! If you have already adopted or fostered a child, AASK offers support programs to help nurture your family and build community.
News and Announcements
Calendar of Events
Piedmont Native Takes Helm at Adopt A Special Kid
By Marta Yamamoto, Correspondent Contra Costa Times: Adopt A Special Kid recently announced the appointment of Doni DeBolt as its new executive director. In taking over this position, DeBolt is, in a sense, completing a journey that began in 1970 … Continue reading
Happy 40th Anniversary to AASK!
Congratulations to over 3,400 children whose loving parents selected AASK to form their forever families! We appreciate everyone’s support and good thoughts as we celebrate this landmark anniversary throughout the year. Stay tuned for upcoming events!
We Saved the Adoption Tax Credit, Now What?
Breaking News – We Saved The Tax Credit! The federal adoption tax credit, originally set to expire on December 31, 2012, became permanent on January 2, 2013! Now we are pleased to share even more good news that has been … Continue reading
Winter 2013 Newsletter!
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Dorothy & Robert DeBolt Scholarship ’13!
The application for the 2013 Dorothy and Robert DeBolt Scholarship is now available. If you were adopted after being in foster care in California, and are continuing your education, you have a chance to win $2,000 or more! Click here … Continue reading
Camp ALWAYS ’13!
Our twelfth season of Camp ALWAYS will be held on June 24-28, 2013 at Mt. Cross in Ben Lomond, California. To be eligible to attend our award-winning adoptive family camp, you must have at least one child (age 0-21) in … Continue reading
Dorothy Atwood DeBolt (Dec. 29, 1923 to Feb 24. 2013)
Dorothy Atwood DeBolt December 29, 1923 – February 24, 2013 Dorothy Atwood DeBolt, known as the supermom and public speaker featured in the Academy Award winning documentary “Who Are the DeBolts and Where Did They Get 19 Kids” died … Continue reading
Dorothy DeBolt 5K Family Fun Run/Walk
Register Now! Families Helping to Create Families: Is your family spending too much time on the couch? Need a good reason to get everyone out of the house? Join AASK – Adopt a Special Kid on July … Continue reading