Regional Post Adoption Consortium Services
UMFS was selected starting July 2020 as the lead agency implementing the regional consortium system in both the Central and Eastern regions of Virginia.
The RPACS System is a new and innovative approach to the development and delivery of services and supports for adoptive families throughout the Commonwealth. It is funded by a generous grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Access Post Adoption Services
- Information & Referral
- Case Management
- Education, Training, and Advocacy
- Peer Support
- Planned Respite Activities
- Crisis Support
Through this new system, UMFS, with collaborative partners C2Adopt, Children’s Home Society of Virginia, and Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, is able to offer the following services at no cost to adoptive families with children or youth under the age of 18, and reside in the Central and Eastern regions of the state (click + to expand service details):
Basic Post Adoption Services
Basic post-adoption services are foundational services that all families are likely to need at some point in their adoption. Basic services include:
- Information and referral
- Level I case management (communications and resource sharing)
- Education, training, support, and advocacy for adoptive parents, youth and family natural supports
Enhanced Post Adoption Services
Not all families will need enhanced post-adoption services; however, these services are known to be important for adoption stability. They include:
- Peer support
- Level II (comprehensive) case management characterized by personalized family plan development and coordination with other service providers to address each family’s unique needs and goals
- Planned respite activities
Intensive Post Adoption Services
These crisis-support services are needed by relatively few families, but they are critically important when needed. Currently, this includes connection to area crisis services as appropriate.
RPACS services are available for all families who have finalized adoptions of children aged 0-17 and reside in these Central & Eastern Virginia counties.
Denise Purgold, LCSW
If you reside in Virginia, but outside of the counties featured on the map, please visit the agency appropriate to your region in order to access post adoption support services:
Northern Region: Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
Piedmont & Western Regions: DePaul Community Resources
Jennifer L. Surratt, LCSW
Director of Programs
Director of Family Engagement & Mobility Services
Sara VanderPloeg, LCSW
Post Adoption Program Manager