Adoptive Family Support

Helps families navigate the unique emotional challenges that come with out-of-home placements

We bring an adoption-centered therapeutic perspective to our work with children, adolescents and their caregivers as they navigate a variety of challenges. The families we work with are concerned with the impact of trauma, attachment development, open adoption relationships, grief and loss, transracial family identity, or managing challenging behaviors. Because we believe in strengthening connections with key figures in a child's life, we support foster parents, birth/first parents, adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, siblings or other key family members to support the child.

Common mental health diagnoses may include: post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders or trauma-related disorders.

Several of our staff have specialized training for adoption professionals via the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate (PACCand have significant experience navigating trauma and attachment needs. Many have also been certified in evidenced-based models including: Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-up (ABC), Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).