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
A revised brochure for Training for Adoption Competency
(TAC) will be posted soon.
The start of classes has
been postponed until early 2014.
TAC is a
comprehensive training for professionals in the social
work, mental health, and child welfare fields. Learn the clinical knowledge and skills needed to
effectively serve adoptive and kinship families.
Learn more >
2013-2014 on-line application >