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Adoption Assistance

Adoption Assistance may be available to adoptive parents of a child with special needs if the child and adopting parents meet the eligibility requirements of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act.

Post Adoption Services

Adoption is a lifelong commitment. At any stage throughout life the adopted person and the adoptive family may have needs or questions that are unique to adoption. There are a variety of services available in NH to assist adopted persons and their families.

DCYF provides information and referral regarding post adoption services and support Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol, as well as short-term case management, voluntary services, education and support.

Other Resources

General Adoption and Parenting-related Support, Training and Information

Information on mental health, early trauma, prenatal substance exposure and practical parenting for challenging children

Special Education Information

  • Wrightslaw offers information on special education
  • Parent Information Center
    Provides assistance to parents living in NH in understanding and accessing special education services for their children

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