Resources for families post-adoption

Once a forever family is formed, that bond is unbreakable. However, we understand that raising children who have experienced trauma can provide it’s own unique experiences and challenges.

Embrace Families provides resources, guidance and counseling to families following their adoption. Our goal is to provide a smooth transition as forever families are formed, and on an ongoing basis as they continue to work through the joys and challenges of parenting a child who has experienced trauma. Check-ins take place regularly throughout the first year and services are available until the child’s 18th birthday.

Our post-adoption services team links adoptive parents with those provider partners in our network who are able to best meet their needs. Service referral coordination include, but is not limited to:

•   Adoption Competent Therapist

•   Targeted Case Management

•   Crisis Management Support

•   Assistance Navigating Medicaid

•   Notification of Community Events

•   Request for Award Letter

There are post adoption support groups available to those interested in engaging with other families who have adopted from the foster care system.

Contact our Post-Adoptions Behavioral Health Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator at PASreferral@embracefamilies.org or 321-207-8259.

Tri County Adoptions Support Groups

Commission 127

Peer Support Group is held 1st Thursday of each month at 8:30 PM.
For additional information, contact Betsey Bell, MSW at bbell@c127.org or 407-619-4047.


Peer Support Group is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
For additional information, contact Jerry Pitzer at contactus@facthelp.org or 407-233-3288.

Journey’s End

Families by Design Therapeutic Support Group is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.
For additional information, contact Tammy Austin at tammy@journeysendcounseling.com or 321-972-1875.