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Post Adoption Support and Resources

Adoption Assistance

Many of the children available for adoption through the North Carolina child welfare system are eligible for monthly payments, medical benefits and other services. The monthly adoption assistance payment in North Carolina is based on the age of the child and the child’s specific special needs. More information is available at the NC Division of Social Services website.

Agencies Providing Ongoing Support to Adoptive Families

You can contact the County Department of Social Services in the county where you currently reside or where your adoptive child was adopted from to request post adoption support services. Many offer support groups, individual consultations and advocacy. Specific county information can be found here or call toll- free 1-877-625-4371.

Regional Providers of Post Adoption Support Services

To supplement services that are provided by local departments of social services, the North Carolina Division of Social Services has contracted with the following agencies to provide post-adoption services to families of all adopted children. A child who has been adopted through any kind of adoption, including foreign, domestic, foster care and stepparent adoptions is eligible to receive services through these agencies.

Region 1: Barium Springs Home For Children/Children's Hope Alliance
Phone: 704-878-2756
Email: postadopt@childrenshopealliance.org
Website: www.childrenshopealliance.org
Serving: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Transylvania, EBCI

Region 2: Children’s Home Society
Phone: 800-632-1400 (ext. 280)
Email: bsouthern@chsnc.org
Website:
 www.chsnc.org
Serving: Avery, Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey

Region 3: Catawba County Social Services
Phone: 828-695-4428
Email: dkatz@catawbacountync.org
Website: www.postadoptionsuccesscoach.org

Serving: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga, Wilkes

Region 4: Eckerd Youth Alternatives
Phone: 704-817-7078
Email: kinyana.garner-stewart@caring4children.org
Website: 
www.eckerd.org 

Serving: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, Union

Region 5: Barium Springs Home For Children/Children's Hope Alliance
Phone: 336-768-4136 (ext. 2619)
Email: postadopt@childrenshopealliance.org
Website: www.childrenshopealliance.org
Serving: Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin

Region 6: Children's Home Society
Phone: 800-632-1400 (ext. 280)
Email: bsouthern@chsnc.org
Website: www.chsnc.org

Serving: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph

Region 7-8: Center For Child And Family Health
Phone: 855-596-5015
Website: www.ccfhadoptionsupport.com  
Serving: Anson, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Richmond, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilson

Region 9: Children's Home Society
Phone: 910-520-1899
Email: cgilchrist@chsnc.org 
Website: www.chsnc.org 
Serving: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson

Region 10: Children's Home Society
Phone: 910-520-1899
Email: cgilchrist@chsnc.org 
Website: www.chsnc.org  
Serving: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington

Region 11: Children's Home Society
Phone: 910-520-1899
Email: cgilchrist@chsnc.org
Website: www.chsnc.org
Serving: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt

Family Support Network of North Carolina
The Family Support Network of North Carolina locations across the state provide support and information to families caring for children with special needs and for those individuals serving families. They operate a central directory of resources of local, state and national agencies that offer service, parent programs, support groups, disability information, parenting issues and other topics. They also offer training and outreach to families and an extensive lending library. Call toll-free 1-800-852-0042 or visit www.fsnnc.org for more information.

Family Resource Centers (FRC)
Family Resource Centers provide community-based family support services for all family members. Services may include parent education, therapy, information and referral, and other services unique to the community. Call 1-919-334-1150

Additional Resources

FosteringNC.org Online training, webinars and resources for adoptive and foster parents.

Center for Adoption Support and Education

Adoption Tax Credit Information