Adoption represents an ongoing commitment for adoptive parent(s) and their adopted child(ren). After a child has been placed into an adoptive family, the family may have questions, concerns, and/or a need for supportive services. The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services/Social Services Administration Unit (SSAU) has established post-adoption services to assist adoptive families in meeting their needs and the needs of their adoptive child(ren). These services are designed to enhance the adoption experience and to prevent disruption or dissolution of the adoptive placement.
Some post-adoption services are available only for families who have adopted special needs children through Georgia’s Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS).
However, there are other supportive services, such as the Georgia Center for Resources & Support, which are available to all adoptive families residing in Georgia.
Please Note: The availability and amount of post-adoption services are subject to state and federal laws, regulations, and budgetary requirements.
Post-Adoption Services include:
- Special Services
- Adopted Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program (ATEAM)
- Crisis Intervention and Support Services
- Georgia Center for Resources & Support
- Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry
- Ties That Bind
Other Supportive Resources include:
- ADOPTSSM Services Program
- Camp to Belong - Georgia
- Georgia State Adoption Tax Credit
- Federal Adoption Tax Credit
- Childcare Assistance Through Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS)
For more information regarding post-adoption services, contact your county DFCS Case Manager, the Adoption Assistance Case Manager, or the Social Services Administration Unit (SSAU).