UMFS has the expertise to SEE beyond the trouble
to the CHAMPION within.
Adoption is a lifelong experience that can bring joys and also frustrations. Children adopted from the foster care system – as well as many children adopted privately or internationally – face a daunting variety of special emotional needs. For parents who struggle with the unique challenges of being adoptive parents, UMFS is here to help.
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Competent adoption social workers, therapists and adoptive parent liaisons build on the strengths of the child and family to provide healthy attachments. We can attend school or service provider meetings, provide curriculum with behavior tips, find community resources, respond to a crisis or lend an empathetic ear.
UMFS Adoptive Family Preservation empowers young champions, no matter where or when they were adopted. As long as the family lives in Virginia they can get free services, including:
- Information and referrals
- Parenting classes and workshops
- Support groups
- Adoption counseling
- Attachment therapy
- Crisis intervention
- School and service coordination
In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services and our partner agencies, we have served more than 3,900 families in 15 years.