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Supporting Your Lifetime Adoption Journey

We are committed to providing support to anyone touched by adoption over their lifetime.

C2Adopt staff are also available for professional trainings on Adoption Issues, Trauma and Attachment which can be developed for your group or agency’s specific needs.

Post Adoption Support Services
C2Adopt established their first post adoption support program in 1995, recognizing that adoption is a lifelong experience. We are committed to offering adoptees and their families support throughout their lifetime. We offer adoption competent, innovative, and comprehensive services to help families with their unique needs related to adoption. 

Regional Post Adoption Consortium Services (RPACS)
The RPACS System is a new and innovative approach to the development and delivery of services and supports for adoptive families throughout the Commonwealth. It is funded by a generous grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services. The goal of RPACS is to strengthen and expand services and supports across the Commonwealth for adoptive families.  

Through this new system, UMFS, with collaborative partners C2Adopt and Children’s Home Society of Virginia, is able to offer the following services at no cost to adoptive families with children or youth under the age of 18, and reside in the Central region of the state: 

Information & Referral
Case Management
Education, Training, & Advocacy
Peer Support
Planned Respite Activities
Crisis Support for RPACS families

Clinical Services 
C2Adopt brings together the experience and expertise to understand and work with the intersection of ADOPTION, TRAUMA and ATTACHMENT. We bring to families and individuals the hope for healthy relationships, healing from previous trauma and increased functioning in all of your relationships. 

Our clinical services are available to adoptees of all ages, adoptive parents and birth parents. Services offered include:

Clinical Consultation services (family and professional consultations)
Outpatient Parent Coaching
Individual counseling
Couples/Parent Counseling
Family Counseling
Assessment services

Our clinical services were developed through a federally funded demonstration project. We have several clinicians who are Adoption Competent trained therapists. We also have therapists with specialized training in clinical interventions such as Theraplay ©, Family Attachment Narrative Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Clinical services are fee based and can be paid through private pay, adoption assistance, and CSA/FAPT funding. Some of our therapists can also provide documentation for you to submit out of network with your insurance company.

C2Adopt offers training regularly throughout the year to any prospective adoptive parent and are open to our families post adoption. Fees are waived for C2Adopt families. 

Sample topics include:
Core Issues of Adoption
Adoption Competent, Trauma informed & Attachment based Parenting Techniques
Listening to the Adopted Person’s Voice
Talking About Adoption
Openness in Adoption
Becoming an Adoption & Trauma Competent Healing Parent (J. Schooler Curriculum)
The Talk: How to Speak with Children about Race and Adoption

​To learn more or get connected to services, contact Jennifer Surratt, LCSW, Director of Programs at jsurratt@c2adopt.org or by calling 804-928-9399.