Post Adoption Support and Resources

Adoption Assistance

Many of the children available for adoption 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 Supporting Adoptive Families

The following agencies often provide support services that can be invaluable to parents:

County Department of Social Services (DSS)
Each county department of social services provides help to families through their foster care and/or adoptive experience. Many offer support groups, individual consultations and advocacy. Visit for specific county information or call toll- free 1-877-625-4371.

Post Adoption 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 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: lcushman@catawbacounty.gov
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: 252-565-2994
Email: llighty@chsnc.org
Website: www.chsnc.org 
Serving: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson

Region 10: Children's Home Society
Phone: 252-565-2994
Email: llighty@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: 252-565-2994
Email: llighty@chsnc.org
Website: www.chsnc.org
Serving: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt

North Carolina Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (NCFAPA)
NCFAPA is statewide organization of adoptive, foster and kinship parents, child welfare professionals and child advocates. The association promotes quality foster and adoptive services through collaborative advocacy, education, resources and networking. NCFAPA offers caregivers information, training, education, technical assistance and support. Membership is open to all persons interested in strengthening foster and adoptive services. Call toll-free 1-866-623-7248 for more information.

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