Funded by the Children’s Bureau

The National Center for Enhanced Post-Adoption Support is funded by the Children’s Bureau, an office of the Administration for Children & Families within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Spaulding for Children leads this initiative in partnership with five child welfare agencies that have expertise in post-permanency.

Who We Serve

The Post-Adoption Center is a hub for universal and on-site technical assistance and other resources to support states, tribal nations and territories (sites) as they develop, implement and sustain comprehensive, culturally responsive and accessible post-permanency services.

What We Offer

The Post-Adoption Center provides access to various resources that will enable sites to provide practical, culturally responsive services to families that have achieved permanency through adoption or guardianship. Services provided by the Post-Adoption Center are free of charge, collaborative and driven by justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Comprehensive Resource Library

Child welfare professionals can access tools, documents, tip sheets, articles, podcasts and other materials about post-permanency services to enhance their programming.

This is a living library of articles, webinars, podcasts, etc., that will grow as new materials are added to it on an ongoing basis. If you are looking for information about a particular subject related to post-permanency and can’t find it, contact us. We can provide individualized assistance to help you find specific resources. We can also identify sites providing post-permanency programs of interest to you and can connect you with peer groups.

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Universal Technical Assistance

Site personnel have access to peer groups, quarterly Post-Adoption Center chats, webinars and individualized assistance to help them find resources and specific information related to post-permanency services, such as information about another site’s post-permanency programming.

On-site Technical Assistance

Sites can partner with Post-Adoption Center staff members to enhance their post-permanency continuums.

Contact us to schedule an exploratory meeting to learn more about the technical assistance that the Post-Adoption Center staff can provide onsite to states, tribal nations and territories. This one-hour meeting, conducted remotely, will provide detailed information about the onsite technical assistance available and how it could benefit your site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a social worker directly supporting families that have adopted or have been granted guardianship. Can you help me?2024-01-10T09:21:43-05:00

Absolutely! First, we encourage you to explore the resource library. There you can learn more about serving diverse families, understanding core issues in adoption and guardianship, providing trauma-informed care and otherwise enhancing the important work that you do.

You also can participate in events and peer groups to learn more from our team of experts and from your peers across the country about how they are supporting families formed by adoption or guardianship.

If you would like your state, tribal nation or territory to implement a more comprehensive, effective, culturally responsive and accessible array of post-permanency supports, we encourage you to talk with your agency’s leadership about applying for the on-site technical assistance provided by the Post-Adoption Center.

I am a parent who has adopted. How can the Post-Adoption Center help me?2024-01-10T09:21:57-05:00

The Post-Adoption Center is designed to help states, tribal nations and territories provide effective, culturally responsive and accessible services to improve their post-permanency supports for families formed by adoption or guardianship. We don’t provide services directly to these families. To find out more about the post-permanency services available in your area, visit AdoptUSKids or Families Rising  (formerly the North American Council on Adoptable Children).

How can you help my state, tribal nation or territory enhance its post-permanency services?2024-01-10T09:22:08-05:00

Each year, the Post-Adoption Center will provide on-site technical assistance free of charge to five sites to help them implement more robust post-permanency supports. Sites that are interested can participate in an exploratory meeting to learn about the services that the Post-Adoption Center can provide and about the funds that it can give to help these sites implement their post-permanency services.

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