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.
Feb 18, 2010

AUTISM IN USA IS NOW AT A CRITICAL STATUS

All eyes on Autism Please
All eyes on Autism Please

How Common is Autism? For many years autism was rare - occurring in just five children per 10,000 live births. However, since the early 1990's, the rate of autism has increased exponentially around the world with figures as high as 60 per 10,000. Boys outnumber girls four to one. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism. **New 2009 CDC reports 1 out of every 110 children, and several other respectable autism foundations has statistics as high as * 1 out ever 91 children (1 out of every 60 boys) is diagnosed with autism. The world is facing a pandemic of a different source. The most puzzling thing about autism is how much we don't know about autism. This is why our foundation; Autism Resource Interventions an affiliate of Angels in Waiting a 501(c)3 foundation has embarked upon an expansive website, providing early intervention therapies, and a resource information for families across our nation. Families will be able to communicate with train therapists and healthcare providers through Skype. Interact with other parents who have children that are on the spectrum to exchange pertinent information, which seems to be helping their autistic child cope in a social world. Through extensive research, we will link families, and practitioners, through the convoluted maze of autistic websites,and navigate them to websites that are informative and helpful. Why we have made a drastic change from our original platform request for funding because we understand; Age and early intervention therapies has a direct impact on outcome--typically, the earlier a child is treated, the better the prognosis will be. In recent years there has been a marked increase in the percentage of children who can attend school in a typical classroom and live semi-independently in community settings. However, the majority of autistic persons remain impaired in their ability to communicate and socialize. Our goal is to reach out through the Internet and social networking sites and reach families that need early intervention therapies. ARI will provide these therapies in the comfort of our clients home and help direct families to health care professionals that are trained in autism identification and treatment modalities within their geographical area.

Thank you for supporting our mission, in light of the current statistics on autism, and innovative technologies such as Skype. Our foundation decided to not only reach out to families that have children on the spectrum in our own neighborhood but to reach out to families with children that are on the spectrum in all neighborhoods. Our website s will be launched- up and running by March 24th 2010. Our current domain names are; www.Helpingautisticchildren.com, www.helpingautismchildren.com www.autismhelponline.com www.theautismwhisper.com feel free to log on and to see our webmaster at work.

Sincerely,

Linda West - Conforti RN

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Dec 14, 2009

Nurse foster mothers provide profound healing for fragile children.

Linda and Angels
Linda and Angels

To Our Loyal Supporters, Our foundation “Angels in Waiting,” was highlighted in November’s, Cover Story of “Advance for Nurses.” Advance for Nurses is a prestigious nursing journal that goes out to every licensed Nurse in California and Nevada. I'm happy to announce, my organization can barely keep up with the calls from experienced pediatric and neonatal intensive care Nurses who are interested in becoming “Foster Parents – Nurses”, for America's forgotten medically fragile foster care infants and children. Our mission is to move medically fragile foster care infants and children into private residences under the care of Registered and Licensed Vocational nurses as their foster parents. AIW helps to save a child and ensure a childhood by ending the child's time in the Foster Care System, finds permanent homes is for them, and paves the way to better lives with continued resources for these vulnerable little ones. Being spotlighted on the front page of a nursing magazine of this magnitude has helped launch our cause throughout California and Nevada. I could not have done this without your donations. Collectively, we have the capability of saving thousands of childhoods. Furthermore, I have been contacted by one of Hollywood's top producer, who is very interested in drawing attention to our cause, by putting a “sweeter face” to foster care children. We will be utilizing our Nurses’ adopted medically fragile foster care children to show America, how truly valuable and precious these children are, and hopefully inspire our country to care for and value “America's underprivileged infants and children”.

My organization's motto is: ~ We are all Angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another…, donors, thank you for lending me your wings ~

Please enjoy reading the article, the editorial is based on me- the founder. However, I would like for you to know, I have over 35 courageous and noble Nurses (and counting) who 2 4-7 render love, dedication and experience nursing care to America's forgotten medically fragile foster care infants and children .

http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Content/PrintFriendly.aspx?CC=210878

Sincerely, Linda West- Conforti RN Founder of Angels in Waiting USA

Lexie
Lexie
Sammy
Sammy
Jul 7, 2009

Preemie Foster Infants in need of adoptive homes

some of the nurses and our adoptive infants & children
some of the nurses and our adoptive infants & children

Due to our economic adversity, premature births are on the rise. Many of our foster care infants are delivered early due to maternal drug exposure and failed abortion attempts by young mothers barely out of childhood themselves. This new population of tiny ones begins their lives in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of hospitals across America. Our goal is to bring awareness, education and forever loving homes to these little angels.

When the mother and/or infant test positive for illicit drugs, the infant is placed into child protective custody and enters into the Foster Care System.

As the tiny ones battle for their life with undeveloped organs, they are also going through brutal drug withdrawal. The constant poking with needles to draw blood and IV starts does not convey a warm and fuzzy beginning to life. Many preemies will have a four to six month course in NICU, never knowing whether they're being picked up to be fed or poked for some other painful procedure.

They benefit greatly from a nurturing home environment with knowledgeable Nurses once their hospital stay is over, but need tremendous amounts of love to overcome their memories of the distress necessary to save their lives.

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 grow and continue to flourish; their troubled pasts overshadowed by their potentially bright futures.

Angels in Waiting understands the proper course of treatment required by enhancing the cognitive, behavioral and psychological outcome of medically fragile and drug exposed foster preemies and infants. With the proper funding for Nurse Recruitments and educational programs, the attainment of that goal can be significantly accomplished.

Please help us if you can. I believe in a new spirit of helping America’s infants and children, "the most unfortunate among us" is re-awakening in America. Our noble foundation could use your help. Angels In Waiting has a growing network of dedicated nurses (35+) throughout California. Because of your gracious donations during these troubling times, Angels in Waiting (AIW) has expanded into other states throughout America. These dedicated Nurses offer vital love and support to America’s forgotten medically fragile foster care infants and children.

Please check out the newly published children's book called “The Wish.” Our “Angels” in waiting foster care infants and children are the inspiration for this story. The Wish represents the emotions and desires of our abused, abandoned and forgotten foster care infants and children who have touched the lives and hearts of the Nurses who care for them. Our hope is that the irresistibly cute, lovable characters evoke sympathy as well as empathy for those less fortunate than ourselves, and desire to help the helpless. The moral of the story imparts hope, understanding, and the acceptance of our differences. Please check out the first edition family approved “Dove Awarded” children's book called “The Wish” on our website. WWW.angelsinwaitingUSA.org

We realize money is tight, and the vast majority of American’s do not have any unessential funds… If you can't donate money now, you could give some of your time to cast the net of awareness with an email to your friends and family. Angels in Waiting foundation truly helps save childhoods by moving America’s foster care infants and children from our CPS Offices, hospitals, group homes and nursing institutions into the homes of Register Nurses who nurture, heal and advocate for them- in the hospital's, classrooms and in Family Courtrooms across America. AIW helps to save a child and ensure a childhood by ending the child's time in the Foster Care System; finds permanent homes for them; and paves the way to better lives with continued resources for America’s vulnerable little ones.

Because of America’s growing economic crisis, job layoffs and housing foreclosures, too many of America's precious infant's and children are becoming medically fragile at the hands of their parents. Now, more than ever, America's foster care infants and children need your compassion and support. Thank you for your continued support of Angels in Waiting and your dedication to improving the lives of America’s foster children. Feel free to tell your friends about Angels in Waiting and their incredible work and please check out their precious and beautifully illustrated children's book. Linda West-Conforti RN

A very happy medically fragile Girl with our book & toy " Cory"
A very happy medically fragile Girl with our book & toy " Cory"
Snuggled in for nightfall, they each dream cozily...
Snuggled in for nightfall, they each dream cozily...

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