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

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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.

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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.

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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.

In the Spotlight

Exciting Training Opportunity for Families:

The University Of Connecticut Center For Excellence In Developmental Disabilities presents the following training:
Life Course Planning: How Families Can Support Seamless Transitions from School to Adulthood
For more information on this intensive learning opportunity for families of individuals with disabilities age 14 and older, please see the attached flyer.

Session 1 – Wednesday, February 19, 2020 -- from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Session 2 – Saturday, February 22, 2020 -- from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Session 3 – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Session 4 – Saturday, March 28, 2020 – from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Reunion in late 2020 – Date to be determined

Advance registration required by Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Connecting adoptive and kinship families, adoption professionals, and all those interested in adoption to form a strong, supportive, and resourceful adoption community.

Save the Date: Please join us for our semi-annual meeting on June 8th, 2020.

9:30 a.m. to noon
195 Farmington Avenue
3rd Floor Conference Room
Farmington, CT 06032

R.S.V.P. to adoption@uchc.edu

Increasing Permanency:  Seven Principles for Building Emotionally Stable Foster and Adoptive Families

Adoption Advocate No. 129, National Council for Adoption, March, 2019


The Adoption Assistance Program embraces diversity and welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds and experiences.