An Open Door Adoption : Post-adoption Care


African American Mom and DaughterThe Best Adoption Post-Placement Care

At An Open Door, our desire is for you to experience the best adoption possible. Maybe you’re a first-time parent to a newborn adopted in Georgia or you’re helping an international child make the transition to a new life and family in America. Whatever your needs, these are the best resources we can recommend.

For immediate concerns, please call
1-800-868-6339


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Adoption Groups

Adoption Groups are a great way to connect with others who have shared similar experiences! These are just some of the groups available:

  • Families for Russian & Ukranian Adoption
  • FRUA Offers Hope
  • Families of Eastern-European Adoptions

GA Center for Resources & Support

The Georgia Center locates resources and support services for adoptive and foster families post-placement in order to reduce the incidence of disruption and dissolutions in Georgia. The Center coordinates with many resources around the state, including:

Resource Advisors

Advisors who can assist you in your search for support

Training

Free training for adoptive and foster parents

Lending Library

A collection of books, magazines, videos, articles & DVD’s covering a variety of pre and post-adoption issues

Adoptive and Foster Family Network

Opportunities to participate in existing support groups

www.gacrs.org

1 (866) 272-7368


Counseling & Therapy

If you feel the need for counseling or therapy for your family or child, we recommend finding a therapist versed in adoption. You may also begin exploring online resources such as:

Empowered to Connect

Developed by Karyn Purvis and her team of researchers and staff at Texas Christian University, the Empowered to Connect website offers online resources.  Visit site

ChildTrauma.org

Developed by attachment specialist Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy. Articles and resources for parents of children who have experienced trauma. Visit site

Dr. Deborah D. Gray

Developed by attachment specialist Dr. Deborah Gray. Provides information and resources for foster and adopting parents. Visit site

The Theraplay Institute

Find therapists worldwide certified in Theraplay. “Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun.” Visit site

Circle of Security

“The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.”
Visit site


Adoption Nutrition

Some adopted children may appear healthy, but be deficient in key nutrients that are essential for future growth and brain development. Adoption Nutrition is a website by the Spoon Foundation with all the information you need to meet your new child’s nutritional needs, including country-specific recipes!