Finding Support After Adoption
Needing help, information, or formal support days or even years after your adoption has been finalized should be expected and is completely normal. Individuals and families will inevitably change with time and new challenges, circumstances, and questions will arise. This section provides an overview of the different forms of support that are available to adoptive families and addresses how families and youth can find help when they need it.
Connecting With Your Teen (PDF - 421 KB)
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2016)
Encourages parents and caregivers to maintain strong bonds with their teens and offers tangible tips and strategies to do so, even as they move toward independence.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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For Parents & Families
Center for Adoption Support and Education
Provides adoption-focused resources for families, including counseling and educational services workshops, publications, and webinars.
Support for Parents Who Adopt From Foster Care
Provides an overview of the financial and medical assistance and services available to families who adopt children from foster care.
6 Questions Every Adopted Teen Wants Answered (PDF - 362 KB)
Center for Adoption Support and Education (2017)
Reviews six common adoption-related questions teenagers who have been adopted may have and suggests how parents may be able to help.