Post Adoption Support
Post Adoption Support is an evolving focus of HopeFull Connections Adoption Services. We recognize that families need on-going support to help them deal with some of the challenges of parenting an older adopted child. Many of these children have experienced some form of trauma from abuse or neglect. Previously neglected or abused children who fail to receive all God intends for them may develop special needs or difficult behaviors. Monthly support groups and get-togethers help families connect with each other for the emotional support that they need. Workshops and seminars provide familes with information on pertinent issues related to raising adopted children. Respite care services give adoptive parents and their children a break to rest and regroup. A post-adoption assistance fund helps families with the cost of professional services such as counseling, therapy and neurofeedback. We have seen the difference that post adoption support can make in adoption placements being successful.
A professionally facilitated psyco-educationally-based support group open to adoptive and foster families as well as families in the process of adopting. Monthly topics relevant to adoption and fostering provide a springboard for both teaching and discussion.
Meets the Second Thursday of Every Month at:
The Commons at Baxter and Love
1794 E. Baxter Lane, Bozeman, Montana
6:00 to 6:30 PM - The evening starts off with a free buffet dinner for families.
6:30 to 7:30 PM - Parenting sessions with Steve Wellington
- Teen sibling sessions with Dr. Donna Kelsch
- Art expression for elementary age children
Child Care for younger siblings is provided during these evening sessions.
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