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U.S. Department of Education National Adoption Month Briefing - Please Join Us!

Overview: In 2014, 6,441 children were adopted into American families from abroad. With so many school-aged children arriving in the U.S. through intercountry adoption, there is a need to increase awareness of the impact that early life trauma can have on these children, both in the family and the school environment.

C.A.S.E. CEO Debbie Riley and others will be guest speakers at the U.S. Department of Education’s briefing on November 30.

Topic: The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Immigrant Children Adopted into American Families

When: Monday, November 30 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Where: U.S. Dept. of Education, LBJ Auditorium, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20202

Who Should Attend: Adoption Professionals, Parents, School educators and administrators.

Register Today!


Celebrating National Adoption Day

Sean Delehant, Program Director of C.A.S.E.'s Prince George's County Office celebrated National Adoption Day (November 21st) last week with families who were finalizing their adoptions! We want to hear from you! Tell us how you are celebrating National Adoption Month on our Facebook Page!

National Adoption Day


New TAC classes forming now!

Registration is still open for Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) classes at the University of Connecticut's School of Social Work. Click here to learn more and register today!


Congratulations to our TAC (Training for Adoption Competency) Summer Graduates!

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C.A.S.E. recently held an intensive, week-long Train-the-Trainer session for our current TAC site professionals and new trainers from the Georgia Division of Family and Children's Services, our new TAC site. This training provides participants with the tools and knowledge needed for conducting TAC training (Training for Adoption Competency) for other therapists.

Additional Resources

What is TAC?

TAC Sites Around the Country


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