<   2003年 11月 ( 5 )   > この月の画像一覧

About Ai no Kesshin

       Ai no Kesshin was founded in July of 1991 to meet the needs of children who are born in Japan and are without families.
We are founded on the belief that a child should never be a commodity. Evetyone who works for never be a commodity. Evetyone who works for ANK is a vorlunteer; no one receives a salary. All financial resources generated go directly to birth expenses, foster care, placement of special needs children, pregnancy counseling, counselor training and public relations. ANK was estableshed for the purpose of enriching the future of children by introducing orphans or possible orphans to families who want to adopt. ANK is trying to provide opportunities for children to be adopted.
We are networking with professionals throughout Japan to make the option of adoption available to every child who might otherwise be aborted, abandoned or placed in an orphanage.


Activities of Ai no Kesshin

Confidential Free Counseling Service

There is a 24-hour free dial counseling service that married and unmarried women who have problem, trained crisis pregnancy may call. Also, available to provide face-to-face counseling for these women.

Intoduction of Adoptive Children

♥ ANK carefully screens families who want to adopt.
♥ Counselors help families understand adoption prcedures at the Family Court.

Special Help for Unwed Mothers

♥ Home-stays and accommodations are available for women who for some reason cannot live at their current address.

♥ ANK makes medical and legal referrals for women who need them.
[PR]
by ainokesshin | 2003-11-08 14:04 | About Ai no Kesshin

To Christians...

The staff of ANK is Christian. Our first priority is to bring glory to God. His word commands us to rescue the fatherless:

"Is this not the fast that I have chosen...is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then...The glory of the Lord will answer: You shall cry, and He will say, "Here I am." Isaiah8:6-9

"This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of {our} God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, {and} to keep oneself unstained by the world." James 1:27

Placing these children in solid Christian homes is the best guarantee we have that the children will have a secure, loving future.


ANK Vision

"Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yes the Lord will take me up and adopt me as His own." Psalm 27:10

...We are to: "Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintaining the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak, and the needy..." Psalm 82:3-4

"But you, oh God, do see trouble and grief, you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless." Psalm 10:14

"Children are not commodities to be bought and sold, they are God's precious gifts, to be accepted, pretected and cared for without discrimination on the basis of sex or handicap." Debra Evans,
Without Moral Limits

"Seriously consider adoptiong, I know, I know it's a major decision, but what a statement it makes...furthermores, just imagine the fullfillment of loving and influencing a child who might otherwise know nothing of the joy you could bring into his or her ilfe." Charles R. Swindoll

[PR]
by ainokesshin | 2003-11-07 14:28 | To Christians...

ANK Placement Priorities for Adoptive Children

1. The needs of the child are our first priority.

2. We will work within the ciriteria set by the birth family to provide the best future possible for each child.

3. Japanese Children may best be served by placing them within Japan with Japanese families.

4. Non-Japanese children or mixed race children's needs may best be served by placing them with international families or overseas if immigration is possible.
[PR]
by ainokesshin | 2003-11-06 14:53 | To Christians...

How Can You Support Ai no Kesshin?

Ai no Kesshin is looking for Christians and Churches who will pray and help the smallest person (the unborn child). If you would like to support this work please contact us.

♥Monthly financial support for ANK and for running the help line

♥Volunteers who will visit local churches and hospitals

♥Special contributions to provide funds to send newsletters to doctors and midwives nationwide.

♥Volunteers who will attend counselor-traning seminars and answer the help line at home about once a month (especially Japanese, Thai, Tagoulog and Spanish speakers).

♥Volunteers to put up posters and churches that will print the free dial number on tracts, etc.

・Inochi no Kizuna, a similar organization, merged with ANK in 1993.

・Ai no Kesshin also has a contract with Pro Life and, when the need arises, we work together.


ANK Placement Priorities for Adoptive Families

1. Japanese Christian families (who understand adoption, and the needs of the adopted child).

2. Non-Japanese Christian families commited long term to Japan. These are families who will raise their children in Japan giving them as an investment to the next generation of Japan.

3. Christian families seeking to immigrate a child for adoption to their prospective home nations. Christian families in Japan on short-term assignments will be considered for a child whose needs are best served through immigration.
[PR]
by ainokesshin | 2003-11-05 15:02 | How Can You Support?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who refers people to Ai no Kesshin ( ANK )?

A. Doctors, Lawyers, Pastors, Nurses, Schools and Friends.



Q. What kind of support does ANK offer?

A. Trained female staff in various areas of Japan counsel and advise clients to help them make decisions. They consider the needs of each women, and the available options.
Those options are explained and the woman is supported so that she can make her own decisions about herself and her child. It is important for the birth mother to make her own decisions.



Q. If we consult with ANK, are we always encouraged to place for adoption?

A. Adoption is only one option. Some women who have been conseled have decided to raise their children them-selves.



Q. After deciding go place the child for adoption, within how many days after delivery does the birth mother release the child to the adoptive family?

A. ANK believes that bounding of parent and child begins early. We must consider the childs health, family reactions and the circumstances of each situation. If the baby has no problems, usually he/she is released to the adoptive family within 1 to 2 weeds.



Q. What kinds of children have been placed for adoption?

A. Healthy Japanese children whose parents were unable to raise them, children who are other nationalities and children who are handicapped. Children like these are being placed for adoption throuth ANK and are members of new families. Handicapped children include those with Down's syndrome, cleft palate, heart problems, and genetic defects and those who are developmentally and physically delayed.



Q. How do we help the adoptive families and birth families with adoption placement?

A. ANK counselors suppot the adoptive families and birth families in adoption placement. Sometimes counselors ask for legal assistance from lawyers who work with
ANK and will help families accoding to their needs.



Q. What are the qualifications of adoptive families?

A. We look for quality families who can provide a good future for the children. ANK conducts a home study with each prospective family to look for those qualificasions:

1. The husvand and wife have similar opinions and understand the needs of children.

2. They have no prejudices about adoption and can love an adopted child as their own child.

3. Their relatives understand and agree for them to adopt children.

4. They have a good living situation, are in good health, and are financially, mentally, emotionally and socially stable.



We recognize that there are many wonderful families who do not qualify. Our priority is to place the child in the best situation possible.


Ai no Kesshin --- Loving Decisions

2-13-7 Karase, Aoi-ku
Shizuoka shi, Shizuoka ken
Japan 420-0937


Tel/Fax 054-247-9411 (in Japan) 81-54-247-9411 (International)

E-mail : rtgordon@tokai.or.jp
[PR]
by ainokesshin | 2003-11-04 15:20 | F A Q