CHASK: Connecting Special Needs Kids With Christian Adoptive Families

by Laura Christianson

Christian Homes And Special Kids (CHASK)  is a non-profit organization that serves as a contact point for those pregnant with a child with medical challenges, for (birth) mothers with special needs, or for families whose baby is born with a challenge that prevents the birth family from parenting the child.

A friend of a friend alerted me that the CHASK process works as follows:

  • Someone contacts CHASK and asks for help.
  • CHASK broadcasts the need in the geographical area first in hopes of finding a Christian family willing to adopt. 
  • If a family is interested, they apply with CHASK.
  • CHASK then provides the birth family with three profiles from those who have offered to adopt. 
  • The individuals involved then contact the interested family directly after examining their profile.

Here are the particulars of a current situation:

The baby’s grandma, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, contacted CHASK.  Her 18-year-old, mildly disabled daughter was raped by a man quite a bit older. The man is currently being charged with this crime.

The baby is due to be born on Valentine’s Day. Ultrasounds indicate all is well with the child.  The ethnic background is Spanish/French for the dad and Caucasian for the mother.  The reason that they won’t be able to keep the baby is that the birth mother is mentally more like an 11-year-old than an 18-year-old, and the grandmother works full time. 

To contact CHASK:
Birth Parent’s Line 1-800-266-9837
Adoptive Parents 208-267-6246

Related Posts:
CHASK: Adoption Agency for Special Needs Infants

Resources for People Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome

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