All families who have finalized an adoption in the state of Virginia are eligible for services at NO COST to families. Families are able to participate in this free service regardless if they have adopted through foster care, domestic private adoption, or internationally.
Case management services will assist families in accessing appropriate services and resources through community-based linkage and referral, education, advocacy and connection to formal and informal support groups.
The goal? To ensure life-long successful families continue to thrive and grow while celebrating the unique attributes of forming a family through adoption. Services will be family-driven and trauma-responsive using an adoption competent model to engage and empower families to be successful now and in the future to promote life-long connection and permanency.
How can families access this program?
Referrals will come through the local department of social services at the time of finalization. Families who are in the finalization process will be contacted regarding these services post-finalization, or any time in the post-adoption phase as needed. All adoptive families are also able to self-refer if they reside in the state of Virginia. Additionally, private domestic or international adoption agencies may refer families whose adoptions have been finalized.
If you are a Child Welfare Professional, click here.
What if I don’t need services now, but decide I do in the future?
Families are able to participate in services at any point after their adoption is finalized. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your family is interested in learning more about post adoption case management services.
Are there additional educational resources available through this program?
Yes! Families can access C.A.S.E.’s FREE MONTHLY WEBINARS – created specifically for adopted families on relevant topics of interest.
Even if you don’t need case management services now, you can still access the webinars for free using code CASEVA when registering. Download the full 10-month schedule of monthly live stream webinars on the side panel on this page.
Who can be contacted for more information?
Elise Lowe, Regional Manager, Post Adoption Case Management, C.A.S.E.
Looking for an adoption-competent therapist in Virginia?
C.A.S.E. has offices in both Sterling and Annandale, staffed with therapists who are graduates of the prestigious Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) program. Click the button below to read their bios.
If you are further away than Northern Virginia, C.A.S.E. also offers telehealth options.
For additional therapists throughout the state, select “Virginia” in C.A.S.E’s Directory of Adoption Competent Professionals to find a highly trained therapist near you. All therapists in the directory are graduates of C.A.S.E.’s TAC program and have provided their own bios and contact information to make it easy for families to connect with them.