I came across a blog about this ranch. I remember somewhere that A Child's Waiting was also associated with them. ABC's 20/20 is doing a show on them on September 5, 2008. This article however is not about A Child's Waiting. They specialize in disruptions which is well documented by adoptive parents, adoptees, and others. They do advertise children for them that are available for adoption.
There is something about a place for adoptees who are considered bad seeds. It really irritates me that a place like this was created. I realize that it is probably necessary because the adoption industry creates this kind of situation. This is one thing that industry could and should change. That however would cut into their profits in the majority of non profit adoption agencies. There are current four yahoo group email lists for "rehoming" of these types of children.
According to their own website:
"The "Ranch For Kids Project" a registered non profit corporation in the States of Wyoming, Montana & Maryland with 501(c)(3) status, has established a Christian home for "at risk" Russian and other adoptees who may be experiencing difficulties in their new families in the U.S. This program was developed through joint cooperation with agencies and child welfare organizations where troubled children adopted from Russia and other countries could come for respite care and/or referral to licensed agencies for placement into a new adoptive home."
When I was checking Guidestar for information on the ranch, I could not find the ranch itself but I did find the adoption agency that does represent them, Global Adoption Services, Inc. They have offices in Maryland, Montana, and Wyoming. The Wyoming office is now closed according to their website. The ranch is located in Montana.
The Ranch for Kids charges $2,950 to $3,500 per MONTH for a child to stay at this facility. It does come with educational services. They have their own school on the ranch that works in coordination with the local school district. Therapist fees are separate for counseling of these children. Their income was 664,021 which combines the ranch revenue with the adoption agency as well. The Ranch for Kids earned $552,550 in their revenues. They work with West Sands Adoptions to facilitate the adoptions from China. This agency has been denied COA accreditation which they are currently appealing. There is no reason why they have denied approval. Interesting overall.