You may be eligible to receive C.A.S.E. services free of charge if you are in the process of adopting or have adopted through Washington, D.C. Child and Family Services, Montgomery County, Maryland Child Welfare Services, Prince George’s County Maryland DSS or other local jurisdictions. If you live in Virginia and have adopted internationally or through the public child welfare system, you may be eligible for free services under our grant with the state of Virginia. No matter where you are in the adoption cycle, our individual and family counseling builds the foundation for a successful foster care or adoption experience.
We offer specialized adoption-competent support for:
Children and teens who are adopted and their families
Adoption can not only heighten existing life challenges, but also add new ones to a family’s life. Our therapists work with children, teens and parents, both one-on-one and together, to provide the support to overcome them.
Children and teens who are in foster care and their families
Foster care can be challenging for children who enter an unfamiliar household, usually under traumatic circumstances. It can be equally challenging for parents who seek to provide a stable, loving environment. We help ease this transition for everyone involved.
Adult adoptees and their families
Adoption-related challenges often appear at significant life transitions such as marriage, pregnancy or parenthood. They also come to the forefront when individuals who have been adopted consider searching and reuniting with their birth parents. Our therapists support and counsel adult adoptees as these concerns arise.
Kinship families – children who are raised by a family member – face similar challenges as other adoptive families. We help all members of kinship families work through these challenges.
If you are considering adoption as an option for your unborn child, you don’t have to do it alone. We will help you decide whether or not to pursue an adoption, and if you do, we will be at your side throughout the process.
If your child has been adopted or placed in foster care, you may be profoundly affected by that experience. We help you and your family manage these deep emotions.
Prospective and waiting adoptive parents
If you are considering adopting a child, working with C.A.S.E. early in the process will help you identify and resolve initial questions and conflicts. We help families of all kinds navigate the adoption process.