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As adoptive parents, FRUA members know the joys and challenges that come with international adoption and can support your journey.  That's why FRUA focuses on these benefits:

* A relationship structure that nurtures adopted children and their parents, providing hope for the challenging parenting stages, help when you need it and a community with which to celebrate. 

* A multi-layered, understanding community of international adoptive families who relate on the personal, regional chapter and national level, as well as through on line communities.

* Extensive family support resources that focus on supporting families adopting in Eastern European/Central-Western Asian countries, from the pre-adoptive and adoption journey through the all-important post-adoption life stages.

* Access to relevant and current educational and development resources, including webinars, articles, and events where national and international experts present the latest findings directly to FRUA families.

* Strong cultural support that recognizes and celebrates the rich heritage of our children's birth countries.

* An organized Orphanage Support program that brings together personal and corporate donations in a coordinated way to help children who remain in the orphanage system from which our children have come.

* Advocacy in school systems on behalf of our children's capabilities and for research into the treatments and therapies that can help those children who need them live more fruitful lives.







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