Hawaii post-adoption support

Below are post-adoption support services available to families who live in Hawai’i. 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 Hawai’i, 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
  • Community-based therapeutic services
  • In-home therapeutic services
  • Crisis intervention

Who is eligible for these services?

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

Who provides these services?

Service availability may be dependent on which island the family resides. For more detailed information about the post-adoption and guardianship support available to families, visit the Department of Human Services 

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

Family Programs Hawaii
Location: Honolulu

Friends of the Children’s Justice Center
Location: Paia

It Takes an Ohana - Hawaii's Foster & Adoption Resource