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The Post Permanency Family Center

A partnership of Adoptions Together and the DC Child and Family Services Agency

 

For Foster, Adoptive, Guardianship, and Kinship Families

The Post Permanency Family Center has been established to provide support, guidance, and information to the adoption/guardianship community in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Families who have come together through kinship care, guardianship, and adoption need to be understood, encouraged, and supported as they are empowered to fulfill their roles as the single most therapeutic influence in the life of their child.

The Post Permanency Family Center offers counseling and support to children and families before, during, and after their adoption or guardianship petitions have been finalized.  The Center links families to supportive community resources, offers support groups for children and families, and provides training in permanency-related issues for parents and professionals.


The caring and supportive staff at The Post Permanency Family Center understands that adoption is a lifelong process. The need for ongoing mental health support and services does not end when the adoption is legalized. Developmental challenges that emerge prior to and during the foster care experience are bound to have an impact on a child's relationships throughout the adoption experience. These challenges have lifelong implications for the entire family. As a result, post-adoption services are essential to helping children and families promote secure attachments and build healthy relationships.
 
The Post Permanency Family Center staff and network of service providers are family-centered, culturally sensitive, and competent in the issues of permanency.  They recognize and respect the characteristics and skills that make families successful.
 

The Post Permanency Family Center
Adoptions Together
900 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC  20017
Tel: (202) 526-4802
Fax: (202) 526-4803
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