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
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
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
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.
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

The Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members of our team. Read More >

November 7, 2014

Open Adoption: Lessons from Research and Practice
Sponsored by the CT Council on Adoption  Brochure >

October 29, November 6 & 13, 2014

Transition 101: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Success after High School ~ Getting & Keeping the First Job ~ Self-Advocacy Skills: What Students & Families Need to Know
Free workshops offered by the CT Parent Advocacy Center Brochure >

October 25, 2014

Can You Hear Me Now? Preserving Your Network & Keeping a Clear Connection
A conference designed to support kinship providers with the challenges encountered through changes in roles and relationships  Flyer >