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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

Resources for Parents Regarding the Coronavirus: 

Coping With COVID? Mastering Social (But Not Emotional) Distancing

Information & Resources to Help Communities #LiveUnited During the Coronavirus Pandemic

You Are Not Your Child's Teacher

Getting Help With Necessities For Families

Visit our COVID-19 Resources Page for more resources and information.

The CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) invites you to join them online for information, resources and support. 

CPAC has been connecting daily with the Connecticut Bureau of Special Education and
has been working on additional guidance for families with children with disabilities.

Visit this page for more information.

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Save the Date:  Adoptions From The Heart is hosting a Birth Parent Panel as part of their Spring 2020 Ed Series

The Birth Parent Panel is made up of birth parents of different ages, backgrounds, and adoption stories. Come hear about why they chose adoption, how they picked an adoptive family, their hospital experiences, and the different levels of openness in their adoptions.

April 21st, 2020


Welles Turner Library - Glastonbury, CT

$10 per person, $15 per couple.  RSVP required.  For more information, see the attached flyer.


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.