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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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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.

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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.

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SUPPORTING EDUCATORS AND 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.

In the Spotlight

Save the Date: Connecticut Council on Adoption Annual Meeting & Training

November 5, 2021 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Virtual Event)

Free for CCA members/$15 for non-members

Register by November 1.


The National Council for Adoption Is Offering a Free Webinar

November 8, 2021 from 5-6 p.m.

Considering adoption? Wondering if you qualify, what the options are, how to pay for it, and who to trust to guide you through it? Get answers to these and many other FAQs in this upcoming webinar, "Adoption 101" presented by NCFA staff.
Our goals are to provide an overview of adopting options, normalize what is often an overwhelming experience and provide families with practical first steps for their adoption journey.

Register for the program.


Virtual Adoptive Parent and Guardianship Support Group

Now being offered by the Adoption Assistance Program and Family and Children's Agency

Fourth Tuesday of every month.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom

Please see the attached flyer for registration information.


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

The ACN meets twice a year. New members are always welcome! Email adoption@uchc.edu for more information.


Proactive Engagement:
The Adoptive Parent’s Responsibility When Parenting a Child of a Different Race

The National Council For Adoption introduces a new comprehensive resource for transracial adoptive parents.

Adoption Advocate Number 146 - Ebony Mack, MSW and Kristen Hamilton, MA

Talking with Children About Race and Racism - PACT: An Adoption Alliance

Check out numerous articles and videos and learn how to have meaningful conversations with children about this important topic.

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