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CAS Adoption Support

Support to Adopted Adults, Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents


Program Purpose

Support throughout the life-long journey of adoption

Overview

CAS understands the importance of supporting the adoption constellation (adults who were adopted, birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptive family members, and significant others) through a full range of services.  Recognizing that adoption is a life-long journey, services are available to support the individual and/or needs of the constellation members. When CAS was a part of the adoption plan, supportive services are available with file updates, non-identifying information reports, and intermediary services. Available to all adoption constellation members (regardless of prior CAS involvement) are counseling services with an adoption competent therapist.  

CAS also offers a free monthly discussion group, Let’s Talk!, to support and build community among adults who were adopted.  


Services

  • Counseling

    The CAS Adoption Support Program provides adoption-focused counseling and referral services. Post-adoption services are available on a sliding scale fee. Appointments are scheduled directly with the Adoption Support Program Director, Kathy King, LICSW, PIP at 205-943-5331 or kking@childrensaid.org.
    Ms. King has a master’s degree in Social Work and completed the Center for Adoption Support and Education’s program, Training for Adoption Competency in 2019.

  • Intermediary Services

    When an intermediary is needed to facilitate communication between an adopted person and their birth family member, the CAS Adoption Support Program can help.

  • Non-Identifying Information Report

    When CAS was involved with the adoption plan, an adopted person may request a non-identifying information report. The report is compiled after a thorough case file review and will include available non-identifying information.

  • Search and Contact

    Adults who were adopted through CAS may contact the Adoption Support Program for help in searching for their birth parents. Birth parents who were involved with CAS in making their adoption plan, may update their CAS file to include current contact information and medical history.

  • Information and Referral

    A social worker is available to answer questions regarding adoption issues and practices.

  • Discussion Group for Adopted Adults

    Let’s Talk! is a free monthly discussion group for adults (19+) who were adopted (no prior CAS involvement required). This is an open group that is adoption-focused with the purpose of building community through shared experiences. Let’s Talk! is not a therapy group. RSVP is required; contact Kathy King, LICSW, PIP at 205-943-5331 or kking@childrensaid.org with questions.

  • Interested in learning more about private/independent domestic or international adoption? CAS offers web based adoption focused content with Adoption Training Online. Courses, such as Adoption 101, Identity, Multicultural and Transracial Adoption or Bonding and Attachment may be purchased individually or bundled. Check out the courses by clicking Adoption Training Online above.


For more information about CAS Adoption Support services, please contact Kathy King at kking@childrensaid.org or 205-943-5331.


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