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.
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.
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
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
Summer Programming Presentations
The CT Family Support Network will
host presentations on summer camps and recreation
activities for children with special needs. Parents will
have an opportunity to meet with representatives from
local and statewide camps, share information with other
parents and discuss funding resources.
March 15, 2015 - Westport
Adoption: The Life-Long
Journey, Voices of Adult Adoptees
Offered by Touched by
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Adoption Advocate No. 78: The
Post-Adoption Life: Supporting Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Families
National Council for Adoption
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