Children’s House International (CHI) is a non-profit international adoption agency. CHI was founded in 1975, in the State of Utah. CHI also has licenses in good standing in the States of Washington and Florida. CHI is also a fully COA HAGUE accredited agency.
Rick Oddone originally incorporated CHI. Mr. Oddone established CHI as a charitable institution, to help abandoned children in India in1975.
Since 1994, Deborah S. Price has been the Executive Director of the agency. Ms. Price has expanded the agencies programs to include: Bolivia, Bulgaria, China, Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Children’s House International has licenses in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, and Poland. All other programs work through each foreign governments offices.
CHI is committed to supplying humanitarian aid wherever possible. This is in keeping with mission statement established by the Board of Director and Deborah S. Price. Children’s House International maintains the mission statement: “to provide children worldwide with loving homes and to provide families with the support they need to adopt and parent their children. Our humanitarian efforts also extend to the children who are not adopted; to place them back with their birth families or to provide options for them to remain in a positive and healthy environment in their own countries.