OUR MISSION: To support children in foster care who have special needs, to decrease the time they wait for permanent families, and to expand the geographical boundaries in which the best adoptive families may be found.
From the founder and executive director of Special Needs Adoption and Permanency Services, Inc. (SNAPS):
Since 2002, this 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation has been devoted to children within the foster care system. As a family advocacy charity, we create programs and projects that not only support youth while they wait for a permanent family, but also assist youth who may now or in the future need an adoptive parent or couple.
The Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES) Mentor Program - when needed, the YES Mentor Program provides adult mentors for teens being served by a SNAPS program.
Wendy's Wonderful Kids - The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption partners with SNAPS Inc. through a Wendy Wonderful Kids (WWK) grant. This allows up to 30 children in Idaho each year to receive specialized recruitment services. To contact a WWK Recruiter in Idaho:
SNAPS also assists other individuals or organizations in gathering and delivering needed items to children of all ages in foster care. A few projects within Idaho's communities that benefit children in foster care are:
Holiday Giving Tree - various businesses in Idaho's southeast Treasure Valley donate gift cards for foster youth
We want to assist others in serving these children. Please take the time to check out our programs and read about becoming a resource for a child in foster care; as an adoptive parent, a guardian, a foster parent, a mentor, a donor, a sponsor.
Believe me when I say, "A child is waiting for you." Thank you for visiting our web site.
Marti Wiser, LCSW
Executive Director SNAPS, Inc.