Post Adoption Services


Our Post Adoption Services embody a trauma-informed, family focused and strengths- based methodology to working with children and caregivers. Our goal is to help strengthen the entire family and ensure the child’s continued placement in the home. Whenever possible, services are provided in accordance with evidence based or evidence informed curricula and techniques.


Our highly trained therapists work with both the adoptive parents and all children in the home to strengthen the family and build healthy and meaningful connections. We support the adoptive parents’ efforts to provide care, guidance, safety and stability to the children in their homes. As part of this effort, we help them understand the impact of the child’s history on their behavior as it relates to how they interact to the other members of the family and community. 
Our therapists also work with the children to help them understand and express their feelings of loss, anger and sadness and how they can use their new family as a support system as they heal.   


How can the agency help?
Through the Post Adoption program, we give
behavioral support, In-home or In-office
counseling, respite, and referrals for other

Do I qualify?
Any family who is looking for Post Adoption Services
and resides in Union County can participate in this program.

Do I need a referral?
No referral is needed; just call our main office
and request to speak with our intake worker to
get started. Our main number is 908.352.7474

How much does it cost?
The services are provided at no cost to the family

How do I get started?
After you speak with our intake worker, our
Post Adoption Program Supervisor will call you to set up an appointment for you.

Is there anything else you can tell me
about your service?
Our therapists are caring and compassionate.
They are trained in providing therapy to children and their families.





· Trauma-Informed Individual, Group and/or Family Therapy

· Play and Creative Arts Therapy

· Parent Education

· Respite Services

· Life Book Work

· Educational Support

· Advocacy Services

· Post-Program Follow-Up


 We help the family and the children gain greater awareness of their strengths and revitalize their hopes for the future.

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 Family and Children’s Services, Inc.
Strengthening Families, Building Futures Since 1893
40 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
(908) 352-7474 (phone) ▪ (908) 965-3227 (fax)