BRANCHING OUT GALA: a benefit for the Center for Adoption Support and Education


YOU ARE INVITED TO AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION AND INSPIRATION! Together with Co-Chairs Philip Gibbs and Pam Krooth, the Center for Adoption Support and Education invites you to join us for our annual gala, Branching Out. We welcome your support to help us grow our tree! Click here to view and/or print the Gala invitation.

C.A.S.E. is proud to honor our 2015 Star of Adoption Award recipients: Senator Amy Klobuchar, Anna Bower, Kenneth Hernandez and Jeff Snyder. These Stars will inspire us as they share their personal stories of challenge and success. Once again, we are delighted to have Barbara Harrison of NBC4 join us as our Mistress of Ceremonies. Learn more about the GALA including additional information about our Award recipients!

The event will include a wonderful silent auction where everyone can participate beginning Monday, April 20th at


C.A.S.E.'s Virginia Office is Moving!


C.A.S.E. is pleased to announce that on April 21st our Virginia office will be relocating.

As we grow, we look forward to being better able to meet the needs of foster and adoptive families in Virginia.

7857 Heritage Drive, Suite 300, Annandale, VA 22003

Tel: 703-256-3820


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.


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