Angels In Waiting

AIW is dedicated to recruiting qualified nurses to provide loving homes, nursing care, and other needed services for medically fragile foster care infants and children. We help facilitate the child's move from hospitals, group homes and institutions into private residences under the care of Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses as their foster parents. We provide two essential ingredients for these children to heal - loving home environments and individualized nursing care.

Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with

Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with
Facts and Statistics *1 in 150 births *1 to 1.5 million Americans *Fastest-growing developmental disability 10 - 17 % annual growth *$90 billion annual cost 90% of costs are in adult services **Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention *In 10 years, the annual cost will be $200-400 billion (view small | med | large | orig)

New research is pushing back the age of diagnosis

New research is pushing back the age of diagnosis
New research is pushing back the age of diagnosis to as early as 6 months. Parents are usually the first to notice unusual behaviors in their child or their child's failure to reach appropriate developmental milestones (view small | med | large | orig)

Early InterventionTherapy is the key

Early InterventionTherapy is the key
Early Intervention is the key to promoting early brain development which is often lacking because of the extensive time some of these infants have in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units due to the loss of parental rights to the birth parents. These infants need the bonding and developmental help to promote proper brain development which helps all other areas of development. Each family is guided to additional resources to help make these children successful. (view small | med | large | orig)

Today, 1 in 110 kids are diagnosed with autism!

Today, 1 in 110 kids are diagnosed with autism!
Today, 1 in 110 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors. (view small | med | large | orig)

Donate & Help Save America's foster Care Preemies

Donate & Help Save America's foster Care Preemies
Angels in Waiting is dedicated to moving these special little angels into loving homes with Registered Nurses as their foster parents and then on to adoptive homes in which they could recover or stabilize, grow and now flourish; their troubled pasts overshadowed by their hopeful futures. (view small | med | large | orig)
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