Post Adoption Support
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.
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
DCYF provides information and referral regarding post adoption services and support as well as short-term case management, voluntary services, education and support.
General Adoption and Parenting-related Support, Training and Information:
- New Hampshire Foster Adoptive Parent Association
- Granite State College Caregiver On-Going Training is available free to adoptive parents.
- Beyond Consequences
Information and training for parents.
- Adoption Learning Partners
Meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.
- Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Offers a variety of free resources, including a toolkit to propose and establish workplace adoption benefits, adoption awareness materials, and adoption attitudes research
- Center for Adoption Support and Education
Information about adoption-competent training and recommended reading for children, parents, adoption professionals, and educators.
- Tapestry Books
Resource for Adoption Books
Information on mental health, early trauma, prenatal substance exposure and practical parenting for challenging children:
Information on attachment therapy and attachment parenting.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Information for parents of children who have experienced trauma, and professionals that work with them.
- Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI)
An emerging intervention model for a wide range of childhood behavioral problems.
- Daniel Hughes
Attachment disorder treatment and resources.
- Charlie Applestein offers strength base parenting strategies.
- Better Endings
Information and resources for families parenting children who experienced prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs.
- Lives in the Balance
A nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Ross Greene that teaches and supports parents and professionals in using the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach to working with challenging children.
- New Hampshire Family Voices
Resources and support for families parenting children with special medical needs.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), New Hampshire
Information, resources and support groups for families parenting children with mental illness.
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