Learn more about adoption at cfcs

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Our adoption program works to ensure that all children and teens have the opportunity to grow up in a safe, healthy, loving family that provides unconditional love, a sense of security and a community to call their own.  

CFCS offers a range of services through its Adoption program. We provide adoption case management services for children and teens in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), working with those children who face the greatest challenges to adoption including older children and teens, sibling groups, and children with significant medical, developmental, emotional and/or behavioral needs. We also provide consultation services to the Department of Children and Families, completing adoption homestudies and child permanency assessments, supporting adoptive family recruitment efforts, providing interstate adoption support, and responding to other unique requests from the Department for adoption assistance.

We understand that creating a family through adoption requires both sensitivity and commitment. Families adopting children and teens who have experienced trauma and loss require specialized education and support in order to best meet the needs of their children, and children need support and understanding as they adjust to becoming a member of a new family. Our adoption social workers understand the complexities and challenges for everyone involved in the adoption process, and are dedicated to providing the kind of unique help and guidance required.

If you’re interested in becoming an adoptive parent, email our Family Services department at familyservices@helpfamilies.org or call us at 617-876-4210.

You can read more about the work our Adoption program does on our blog!

We were referred by a family who had a wonderful experience with CFCS. We witnessed what makes CFCS an amazing place throughout our entire adoption process. Every staff member, whether over email or talking face-to-face, was kind and prompt. We would absolutely refer CFCS to all.
— Adoptive parents