National Adoption Competency Training Initiative Grant Awarded to C.A.S.E.

The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a five year, $9 million grant through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to establish a National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI). The goal of the Initiative is to build the capacity of child welfare professionals and mental health practitioners that serve youth moving toward permanency through adoption or guardianship, as well as youth living in permanent adoptive or guardianship homes. Click Here to read more.


C.A.S.E. on the Air!

logo for Bidding In recognition of National Adoption Month, Center Maryland ( – rated by the Washington Post as Maryland’s best state-based political blog – recently interviewed our CEO, Debbie Riley, to discuss our work at C.A.S.E. In the interview, Debbie explains the wide range of adoption-competent mental health and support services that C.A.S.E. provides to the foster and adoption communities, as well as the federal grant recently awarded to C.A.S.E., enabling us to build a workforce of adoption-competent therapists across the country. Debbie is joined by guest co-host Jeffrey Slavin, Mayor of the town of Somerset, MD. Center Maryland helps bring political realities to the forefront of the discussion in Maryland, advancing reasonable and responsible ideas. We are excited to have their support as we celebrate National Adoption Month. Click here to view the broadcast!


NEW! Pay-Per-View Access to IN DEMAND Webinars

C.A.S.E. webinars are a valuable resource for both parents and professionals. In response to popular demand, we have made SIX of our best selling webinars available to our viewers ANYTIME with our new Pay-Per-View option! For $15, viewers can access any of the following IN DEMAND webinar recordings 24/7. Viewers will also be granted access to the accompanying PowerPoint presentations and can obtain a certificate of completion upon request.

Click here for more details, trailers, and Pay-Per-View access!


The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) strengthens the well-being of foster and adoptive families, promotes adoption awareness, enhances adoption sensitivity, and develops the skills for professionals and families to empower children to thrive.

Since our founding in 1998, C.A.S.E. has served more than 5,000 foster and adoptive families. We’ve grown to become the leading provider of pre-and-post adoption support in the Washington DC region and a trusted national – and international – resource on adoptive life for families, communities and professionals. C.A.S.E. is not an adoption agency; rather, we use an adoption-centered therapeutic approach to enhance the well-being of children and families. We serve:

  • Foster children, teens, and foster parents
  • Children and teens adopted through agencies, private adoption, and international adoption
  • Children who were adopted at birth and children who were adopted when they were older
  • Adopted adults
  • Adoptive parents, grandparents, and other family members
  • Birth siblings of adopted siblings of foster and adopted children
  • Birth parents

Studies show that the early intervention and support C.A.S.E. provides can make a huge difference in the lives, stability, and longevity of adoptive families. Our state of the art programs include:

  • Counseling
  • Professional training
  • Education
  • Family forums
  • Public awareness and Advocacy programs
  • Publications and multi-media resources
  • Youth development programs