The Center for
Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) strengthens the well-being of foster
and adoptive families, promotes adoption awareness, enhances adoption
sensitivity, and develops the skills for professionals and families to empower
children to thrive.
that everyone touched by foster care and adoption has access to the
adoption-competent support necessary to navigate their lifelong journey.
C.A.S.E. combines best
practices and innovation to provide premier resources and training
to advance permanency for children and promote the healthy growth and
development of families, nationally and internationally.
Children and adults need support in order to
cope with confusing and often traumatic experiences
Early therapeutic intervention leads to long-term success in managing
adoption-related grief and trauma
Foster children, adoptees and their families deserve a safe,
supportive environment to share their feelings and experiences
Family-based, strengths-based and evidence-based approaches yield the best
Candid, open discussion about adoption promotes healthy adjustment
Therapists trained in adoption-competency are
best-suited to help the families and communities we serve
Schools, youth groups, civic organizations, employers
and public-policy that are adoption-sensitive are important for the
well-being of every community
Counseling and support services must be available to
all who need them, regardless of income
C.A.S.E. implements its core values through direct,
specialized clinical services; parent and professional training
and education; adoption advocacy at the community, national,
and international levels; participating in groundbreaking adoption research;
fundraising; and the development and production of print and electronic resources
to aid adopted children, families, and the professionals who support them.