Counseling and Support Services

Adoptions Together is here for you through every step you take on the lifelong journey of adoption. Our counseling and support services are evidence-based, centered on wellness and interpersonal relationships, and highly specialized to address the needs of families formed through adoption. Our specialized services for birth parents, foster or adoptive parents, adult adoptees, or foster and adopted children are focused on understanding and providing unique interventions that result in success for strengthening, supporting, and addressing the presenting issues that are unique to you and/or your family.

*Adoptions Together has a special relationship with Washington, DC’s Child and Family Service Agency that enables us to offer FREE services to meet the needs of DC’s foster care children transitioning to a permanent home.

We provide counseling and coaching services for the following populations and issues:

  • Adopted and foster children, teens, adults and their families
  • Kinship Care
  • Older child adjustment
  • Attachment barriers and challenges
  • Siblings of adopted children
  • Foster children, teens and families
  • Expectant/Birth parents
  • Search and Reunion
  • Children/Teens when challenging behaviors
  • Children/Teens and Adults who have experienced trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sharing sensitive information pertaining to adoption with your child/youth

Crisis Support Services:

Fast support is available 24 hours per day. If you are having a crisis, the PFPC staff can connect you to the resources you need. Call the crisis support line at 202 526 4802.

Case Management and Advocacy:

A case manager or advocate supports your family to become healthy and functional. They help you get the services you need and help you to work with court and foster care systems. Their assistance can help you make the best decisions for your family.

Family and Individual Counseling:

Our diverse therapists come from many different backgrounds and are trained to handle the needs of children who have faced abuse, trauma, and neglect. We provide counseling with the goal of maintaining permanent family relationships for children. Adult adoptees and birth parents can also receive counseling from our qualified staff.

Saturday Respite Program, A Place to Go and Grow:

This program is designed to provide relief for adoptive, kinship, and guardianship families raising children between the ages of 8 and 14 with traumatic histories of abuse and neglect. By providing parents with a break from the challenges of raising kids with behavioral and emotional issues, family bonds become more permanent and stable.

Support Groups:

The PPFC offers many support groups for adoptive, kinship, and guardianship families in the Washington, DC area. Separate groups for parents and teens are also available.

Parent Education and Training Topics:

Topics related to adoption, attachment, trauma, and permanency are offered for parents each month. Parents will learn how to understand their child and manage difficult behaviors while spending time with other parents facing the same challenges.