Post-Adoption Services

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Post-Adoption Support Services in Sonoma County

Parents Place Post Adoption Services Sonoma CountryOur Sonoma County location supports families formed by adoption. Our therapists and consultants are licensed, experienced and adoption competent. Many of these adoptive families were formed through successful placement with children from foster care and/or the foster/adoption process.

Whether your adoptive family needs support to improve communication or attachment, or you are experiencing a sudden crisis, we have expert therapists and parent educators here to help. This program, funded by a contract from the California Department of Social Services, is free to participants.

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Parent Education and Support Group: This monthly group, facilitated by Andrea Pinkerton, PsyD and held at the Santa Rosa Parent Place office, welcomes all adoptive parents and their children. Offering a rich line-up of topics and guest speakers the group takes place on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. While parents participate in discussion and learning, kids can attend our Children’s Social Group facilitated by Robin Ratner, MSW and our Parents Place Aide.

To be added to our Parent Support Group email list and/or for more information about our FREE Services in Sonoma County, contact: Robin Ratner, MSW, RobinR@jfcs.org or 707-303-1509.

Post-Adoptive Parent Support Group in San Francisco

Connect with other adoptive parents and explore together how adoption-related challenges may be impacting your family. This group will be professionally-facilitated with opportunities for education, support, guidance, and solutions. Each month will highlight a specified topic—including talking about birth parents, trauma-informed parenting, and signs of grief and loss.

  • Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm in San Francisco. Facilitated by Ellie Pelc, Psy.D. Check out the San Francisco Parents Place calendar for upcoming dates. Contact Stephanie Lay with questions at 415-359-2498; StephanieL@jfcs.org.

Licensed Open Adoption Agency

open adoption agency in californiaAdoption Connection is a fully licensed adoption agency in California serving families across the country. Parents Place and Adoption Connection are both programs of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and we work closely together to create and support adoptive families throughout are regions.

As a pioneer in open adoption, Adoption Connection provides adoption homestudy services, counseling, and top notch Birthmother Outreach Program to connect prospective birth families and adoptive families, as well as complete all the legal requirements for a legal infant adoption.

For more information about Adoption Connection’s services call 415-359-2494 or visit the Adoption Connection website >

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