Special Needs Adoption and Permanency Services

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.

About SNAPS, Inc.

Staff Bios

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 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:

Brenda Ruiz, LSW - Southern Idaho
Adoption Recruiter
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids 
(208) 697-0053

Brenda Torres, M.A., L.P.C. - Northern Idaho
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter
(208) 771-2470

SNAPS also encourages individuals or organizations to donate gift cards to WalMart or other department stores for celebrating a child's birthday or the Christmas holiday season.

Please 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 donor, an activity sponsor.

Thank you for  visiting our web site.


Marti Wiser, LCSW
Executive Director SNAPS, Inc.