Children Awaiting Adoptive Parents, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to find families for children with special needs.
CAP was founded in 1972 by an adoptive parent group, the Council of Adoptive Parents. This group was one of the first adoptive parent groups to provide PHOTOLISTINGS of adoptable children.
Five children from the Rochester, New York area were listed in the first edition. The photolisting book was so successful that the organization expanded into a regional, and ultimately a national, photolisting, and today lists over 400 children from around the country.
About 450 subscribers around the United States receive the photolisting book, including individuals, parent groups, adoption agencies, physicians, libraries and others. Today the organization serves more than 1,000 children with special needs. Since the founding of the organization, they have listed nearly 10,000 children. CAP is also a cosponsor with the NATIONAL ADOPTION CENTER of the Internet site: "Faces of Children."
For further information, contact
700 Exchange St.
Rochester, NY 14608
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