Post Adoption Support

We provide a full array of post adoption support in Delaware. Our programs are open to ALL adoptive families in Delaware as well as families in Delaware who have guardianship of children who have exited from the State of Delaware foster care system. These programs are FREE to adoptive families.

Post Adoption Services

Adoption is a wonderful way to build a family! However, there are times when families and children encounter issues that have a profound effect on the entire family unit. Families need support at these times and often do not know where to go for help. ABCFOC is able to provide that assistance statewide to all families!

Our Delaware post adoption services can help families with a wide range of issues. They are available for everything from learning how to explain adoption to a preschooler, to helping a child who experienced early childhood abuse, to helping with an adopted teen’s search for identity. Experience with adoptive families has shown that all family members can benefit from some type of post adoption support.

Our experienced staff has been connecting children with families in Delaware since 1996. Our services include:

  • Adoption-Related Trainings
  • Information and Referral
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Love and Logic Parenting Classes
  • Parent/Child Bonding Workshops

For more information and to get support, please call our offices in Milford (302-725-5008) or Wilmington (302-746-7265).

Post Adoption Family Respite Services

Many of our adoptive families need respite but have difficulty finding people who are able to take care of their children for extended periods of time. Through our Post Adoption Family Respite Services we are able to connect you with another adoptive family who is willing and able to provide overnight care in their home. What this looks like will vary family to family, so give us a call to learn more! 302-746-7265

If you are interested in becoming a Respite Provider with A Better Chance for Our Children, please click here to fill out an interest registration form.

Once you submit of the registration form, we will invite you to participate in the next cycle of Resource Parent Preparation Classes. This training includes four informal group sessions held on alternate Saturdays, 9:00am – 4:00pm, for a total 28 hours of training. The group sessions typically include 20 – 30 people who are contemplating foster care, adoption, or respite.

For more information about this process, please call 302-746-7265.

Post Adoption Support Groups

Our support groups serve as a place for parents to come together in order to share and learn with those who have had similar experiences. It’s a time to share your joys and get support through the challenges that come with adoption.

While the adults gather together the children and teens are given the opportunity to spend time with other adopted kids having fun and getting to know each other.
Support Group for Kent/Sussex Counties:

  • 805 S. DuPont Highway, Milford, DE 19963
  • 4th Friday of each month
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Childcare provided for children over the age of 2.
  • SCHEDULING NOTE: If the 4th Friday falls on a holiday weekend, please refer to our calendar for the rescheduled date.

Support Group for New Castle County

  • 1307 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • 1st Friday of Each Month
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Childcare provided for children over the age of 2.
  • SCHEDULING NOTE: If the 1st Friday falls on a holiday weekend, please refer to our calendar for the rescheduled date.

Diverse Families Group in New Castle County

This group is open to all families and is a great opportunity to connect with others. Everyone brings a dish and we spend the evening eating and learning together.

  • Simpson United Methodist Church: 907 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • Third Thursday, every other month (click here for event calendar)
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

For more information on these support groups or to reserve your spot, contact us at:

  • Statewide Toll-Free: 877-533-2212
  • New Castle County: 302-746-7265
  • Kent / Sussex Counties: 302-725-5008

Rec-n-Respite Program

Rec-n-Respite is one of the many Delaware adoption support services provided by A Better Chance for Our Children. This program provides valuable respite for parents and a great opportunity for children to have fun with kids who are just like them!

Rec-n-Respite is a place for adopted children to come together with other adopted children and make friends and learn while having a fun time! The program is for adopted children between the ages of 6 and 14 to come together twice a month from September to June. In this program the children are able to enjoy a variety of structured activities; including learning life and social skills. Given that routine and consistency are so important for our kids, families are asked to start the program in September and commit to having their child attend each session through June.

For more information please call our offices in Milford (302-725-5008) or Wilmington (302-746-7265).

The 2017-2018 Rec-n-Respite programs will begin on September 9, 2017.

Wilmington Site: United Cerebal Palsy located at 700 A River Road, Wilmington, DE

Milford Site: A Better Chance for Our Children office: 805 S. DuPont Blvd., Milford, DE

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