The following lists include information that you may find valuable as you build, grow, and sustain your family. If you have further questions, or need any additional referrals or information, please contact us at any time.
The following therapists have been recommended to us by parents and others and work with foster care and adoption issues. We do not endorse any particular therapist. Please send corrections or additions to any of these lists to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Respite Care Providers (PDF)
- Adoption Related Support Groups (PDF)
- Searching for Birth Relatives
It’s very common for those who were adopted to wonder about their birth family and their own history. It can be a life-changing decision to search for pieces of information or even meet members of your birth family. If you’re thinking about searching for your birth family, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families’ web page about the Adoption Records Search Program. You might also be interested in our tip sheet, To Search or Not to Search.
- Tips for Teachers: Assignments That Can Be Triggers
For children who were adopted, are in foster care, or are living with a relative who’s not their biological parent, certain school assignments can trigger feelings of sadness or loss. The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families created this short video that will offer suggestions for alternative assignments that are inclusive for all students. We encourage you to view this video and share it with other parents and colleagues. If you have questions, please contact us; we are here to help.