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
June 6, 2014
An Act Concerning Access to Birth
Certificates and Parental Health Information for Adopted
Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Public Act
14-133 (House Bill 5144), which restores the right of
adoptees adopted after October 1, 1983 to access their
original birth certificates upon reaching the age of 18.
Connecticut to learn more.
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
and Trauma Network