Delaware post-adoption support

Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Delaware. Services may not be available in all areas and/or may be dependent upon the circumstances of the placement. Please check with your post-adoption services provider about the availability of specific post-adoption or guardianship support services for your family. You can also visit Child Welfare Information Gateway for information on Adoption and Guardianship Assistance, as well as additional information on post-adoption support

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Post-adoption/guardianship support services

In Delaware, adoptive families have access to the following services through a post-adoption support program:

  • Information (websites, fact sheets, articles, etc.) 
  • Referral to services
  • Training/other development
  • Birth family mediation
  • Peer support for parents
  • Peer support for children/teens
  • Case management
  • Educational support
  • Camps, retreats, or other events
  • Financial/material support
  • Community-based therapeutic services
  • Crisis intervention

Who is eligible for these services?

  • Families who have adopted from the state’s foster care system 
  • Families who have adopted from another state’s foster care system
  • Families who have adopted internationally or privately
  • Families who have guardianship of a child from foster care

Who provides these services?

The Delaware Division of Family Services contracts with A Better Chance for Our Children to offer post-permanency services across the state. For more information about available support, visit the state’s Post-Adoption Services website.

Parent support groups

Below are support groups for adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Support groups may be offered as part of a state’s post-adoption/guardianship support program, through a statewide or regional foster or adoptive parent association, through specific agencies, or may be run independently. If we have additional information about the group’s purpose or the community served, it’s provided under the group’s contact information.

To add a group or make a suggestion, email the AdoptUSKids family support team.

A Better Chance for Our Children
Location: Milford, Wilmington

Bethany Christian Services, Inc.
Location: Newark

Children's Choice of Delaware, Inc.
Location: Dover, Newark

Children and Families First
Location: Dover, Wilmington