Adoption Assistance Program

Providing post adoption support, including assessment, education, brief counseling and referral services to adoptive families and to families formed through guardianship.

Child hugging his parents
SUPPORTING ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Adoption is more than a way of building a family; it is a lifelong process of joys, personal growth, and challenges for all involved. At the Adoption Assistance Program we understand that families may need support from time to time. If you are an adoptive parent and have a question or concern, we are a phone call away.
Grandparents and kids
SUPPORTING RELATIVE GUARDIANS
The placement of a child with kin offers the benefit of being raised by familiar people, staying connected to siblings, and supports a sense of identity and belonging. But kinship care has logistical, financial, and unique social challenges as well. If you are a relative guardian and need guidance, we are here to help.
Kids in class with a teacher
SUPPORTING EDUCATORS & COMMUNITY PROVIDERS
If you are a teacher, school administrator, therapist, or other professional, we are here to support the work you do with adoptive and guardianship families. We offer informational meetings, training, consultation services, and more.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the Donaldson Adoption Institute, about 60 percent of Americans have a personal connection to adoption, either knowing someone who has been adopted, having adopted a child or having relinquished a child for adoption.

In the Spotlight

September 4, 2014 - Live Webinar

Tired of Timeouts:  Discipline, Attachment and the Adopted Child
Adoption Learning Partners >

September - October 2014 - Waterbury

Beyond Consequences: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors -Offered by the Annie C. Courtney Foundation.  See brochure >

September 30 - October 10, 2014

Educating Traumatized Children Summit
Attachment and Trauma Network