Post Adoption Support Services


We offer free support to any family in our service area who has adopted a child from foster care, private agencies (domestic and international), or from family or friends (kinship adoption). Our service area includes these North Carolina counties:

Anson, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Richmond, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilson

Learn who provides Post Adoption services in counties outside our service area.

Post Adoption Support Services is funded by the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Need expert advice on your child’s behavior?

If you live in our service area, please fill out our online referral form. A clinician will contact you within two business days.

Online Referral Form


We offer the following support at no cost to families:

Individual Support & Assessment

Whether you need answers to questions, referrals to community resources, or expert advice on your child’s behavior, fill out our online referral form. One of our clinicians will contact you within two business days.

Our team also offers comprehensive assessments for families concerned about their child’s adjustment. Getting the right services for your child begins with a clear understanding of symptoms and underlying reasons for behaviors. For more information or to schedule an assessment with one of our clinicians, call the Post Adoption Support Services Line and leave a message.

Social Support

Build your network of support by meeting other adoptive families! Through fun family outings, and local support groups, you can spend time with families who understand the special challenges and joys of adoption. Learn more and view upcoming social support events.


We offer a number of educational workshops for adoptive families on topics of interest, such as transracial adoption, parenting a child with difficult behaviors, and healing from childhood trauma. Learn more and view upcoming workshops.

Annual Parent Conference

Post Adoption Support Services offers an annual parent conference each spring. The conference provides parents with valuable information and community resources to support them in their journey as an adoptive parent. It is free for adoptive parents in our service area. Learn about the upcoming conference.

No person on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, indigenous heritage, sex, gender, or sexual orientation shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any programs or activities of Post Adoption Support Services.


Post Adoption Support offers a variety of events to meet families’ needs. If you are interested in participating in an event, but there is not one available near you, contact us for more information.

Join Our Mailing List

If you are an adoptive parent or family member or if you work for an agency that serves adoptive families, join our Post Adoption email list.


Our team of clinicians is highly trained in adoption-related issues and common mental health concerns such as learning/attention problems, school refusal, low self-esteem, social or peer-related problems, effects of trauma, attachment related issues, risky behavior problems, and grief and loss. Our team also includes adoptive parent partners who share their lived experience to inform all of our services.

Elizabeth Dori, MSW Mental Health Clinician
Grace Stephenson, MSW Data and Project Coordinator
Rachael Wade, MSW, LCSWA Mental Health Clinician


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