Looking for an exciting new career? Join the DSCYF Team! $5,000 sign-on bonus for eligible full-time positions. More Info


Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families Logo

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families




Post Adoption Services and Support




Adoption is a life-changing journey. As with any major milestone in life, there are feelings of joy, love and hope as well as the bumps in the road that may come along the way. In those moments, don’t hesitate to reach out for post adoption services. We are here to walk side-by-side with you on this journey.

Delaware offers free post adoption services to any adoptive family living in the First State. The supports are also available to parents who have been granted Permanent Guardianship of children who experienced foster care in Delaware. Every family, regardless of situation, may need support. You are the expert in your family’s needs, so reach out to learn more about services that may be able to help you and your loved ones. Services include support groups for parents and teens, parent coaching, respite care, services to support birth family connections and more.

Sign up for the post adoption services newsletter to stay informed! Email llattomus@abcfoc.org to be added to the listserv. For general information call 302-633-2658 or email adoption.dscyf@delaware.gov

See how resources can help your family:


Free post-adoption services are available to any adoptive family living anywhere in Delaware. They are also available to parents who have guardianship or permanent guardianship of children living in Delaware.
The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families contracts with three agencies — A Better Chance for Our Children, Children & Families First and Children’s Choice — to provide those resources. Families can be involved with more than one agency! Help ranges from individualized family support, support groups for adults and teens, training sessions, parent coaching, specialized childcare, respite care, sibling, individual and family counseling, crisis management and more. A family just has to reach out to get help. Referrals are not required. To get started, call 302-633-2658 or email adoption.dscyf@delaware.gov.

Agencies Offering Post Adoption Services

Not sure what you are looking for? Please feel free to reach out to individual agencies to learn more about their resource and service offering. To reach out to individual agencies, please see the contact information below:

Click this A Better Chance for Our Children logo to learn more about post adoption services and support.

A Better Chance for Our Children

Wilmington Office: 302-746-7265
Milford Office: 302-725-5008
Email Meg Garey at mgarey@abcfoc.org

Services:

  • Monthly Parent & Teen Support Groups
  • Supporting Birth Family Connections           
  • Sibling Support
  • Parent Coaching
  • Teen Mentoring
  • Specialized Child Care
  • Trainings and Workshops
  • Rec-N-Respite
  • Case Management and Crisis Support
  • Therapy Services (Wilmington Office)         

Click this Children and Families First logo to learn more about post adoption services and support.

Children & Families First

Call a post adoption social worker: 800-220-3092, ask for Mike McHugh or Kim Sabanayagam

Brochure

Services:

  • Professional Counseling
  • Referrals for Functional Family Therapy
  • Monthly Support Network Meetings
  • Case Management
  • MYLIFE

Click this 'Children's Choice' logo to learn more about post adoption services and support.

Children’s Choice

Call: 302-678-0404, ask for Kristen Ames
Email depostperm@childrenschoice.org

Services:

  • Support and Case Management Services
  • Support Groups for Families and Youth
  • Post Permanency Training

Click this Bethany Christian Services logo to learn more about post adoption services and support.

Bethany Christian Services

Call: 215-367-6200 

Services:

  • Individual and family counseling
  • ADOPTSSM Counseling