Technology Innovator of the Week: Adoptions Together

It's Monday, which means it's time to announce this week's Technology Innovator of the Week: Adoptions Together.

Adoptions Together builds healthy lifelong family connections for every child and advocates for continuous improvement of systems that promote the well being of children. Be sure to like them on their Facebook page.

Like some of the other great nonprofits we've featured, Adoptions Together has found a way to make technology work for them in a way that strengthens their mission and helps them reach a wider audience.

A.T. is the exclusive non-profit partner of CAIRS Adoptions Management Software Suite in the creation of several innovative web-based programs. Once complete, these programs will revolutionize the way children connect to families and both birth and adoptive parents receive support throughout the adoption process.ParentFinder allows birth parents to connect with prospective adoptive parents by viewing profiles, similar to Facebook. My Adoption Portal provides communication, security, and document collection for agencies, adoptive parents, and birth parents moving through the adoption process. ChildConnect greatly improves post-placement communication between birth and adoptive parents through a secure web-based portal.

HOW HAS IMPLEMENTING YOUR INNOVATION CHANGED THE WAY YOUR ORGANIZATION DOES BUSINESS?

Technology proficient families are moving through the home study process much faster than they had when it was a paper only process.  We are operating more securely as we are not emailing client documents and secure information or transporting them by mail or by hand.  Everything is now done in our secure web portal offering families greater confidence in confidentiality of sensitive and important documents and information.

IF YOU HAD AN UNLIMITED BUDGET FOR TECHNOLOGY, WHAT CHANGE WOULD YOU IMPLEMENT?

If we had an unlimited budget, we would hire the programmers who are currently working with CAIRS Solutions to incorporate the additional modules into our new client portal so we could have one database tool to manage our clients, grants and donors. This would allow us to streamline and unify our efforts agency wide.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FUTURE PLANS FOR YOUR INNOVATION?

We are constantly working with CAIRS Solutions to refine and add features to MyAdoptionPortal.  We have many ideas that will be implemented to improve the product and help it meet our needs, as well as the needs of other agencies using this product.

If you're interested in CAIRS Solutions, feel free to ask a question in the comments below, or hop over to Facebook and leave your question there!

If you're interested in having your organization featured as a Technology Innovator of the Week, email smorgan@501ctech.org.

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