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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

Save the Date!  June 14, 2019 - CT Council on Adoption's Annual Meeting

Join CCA for an interactive training with Mary Collins, author of "At the Broken Places - A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces" and Robin McHaelen, Executive Director of True Colors of Hartford.

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) - Registration is open for the 2019-2020 academic year.

TAC is a post-Master’s curriculum designed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) with the assistance of a National Advisory Board of adoption experts. Through classroom and remote instruction as well as clinical case consultation, TAC students master 18 areas of knowledge, values and skills that are critical to adoption-competent mental health services.

TAC brochure 2019-2020

TAC application 2019_2020

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

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

Camp Clio - A Seriously Fun Place for Adopted Kids...and Now Teens Too!

Registration is now open for the 2019 summer season!  This year Camp Clio will be held August 4-17 at YMCA's Camp Jewell in Colebrook, CT.


Did You Know?

Approximately 135,000 children are adopted in the United States each year.

According to the Donaldson Adoption Institute, about 60 percent 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.