Beyond The Placement
Post-adoption Support Services
Providing Assistance to Our Families Now and for Years to Come.
New Beginnings has provided adoption services for thousands of children since 1985. New Beginnings’ services to our family continues long after the initial adoption services are complete. Through our Beyond the Placement Program, New Beginnings offers post adoption support and services to our families and the children placed.
Assist Adult Adoptees in Exploring their Heritage and History. As an adoptee comes of age, many want to find out about their birth family heritage, history and circumstances surrounding their adoption. Our staff provides counseling to adoptees and information on how to begin their search, what to expect, and travel assistance if applicable. To find out more about a service to adult adoptees, contact Pauline Park at 516- 747-2206.
To apply for post-adoption services, download and complete the appropriate forms below:
Support and Counseling for families after the formal post-adoption services are complete. Many families find that that even after their child arrives and the adoption is finalized there are many questions or issues that arise as their child gets older. Adoptive parents often have questions related to how to handle an adoptees emotions and behaviors. Issues surrounding multi-racial families, formation of identity, grief and loss are often discussed. For support and counseling, contact Elizabeth Westermann, LMSW at 516-747-2205.
New Beginnings provides many of the Beyond the Placement services for free. We think it is important that an adoptees information does not come with a fee. We want our families to call us with questions and support whenever needed. We believe that adult adoptees who want to find out more about their history and heritage should not receive a bill from New Beginnings. These services can be involved, can take years and should be free. Your support for the Beyond the Placement Program is needed to provide theses services.
Beyond The Placement News
For families who have completed the adoption process and are home with their new child, filing more paperwork is often at the bottom of their list of things to do. Fortunately, many international adoptions now result in a Certificate of Citizenship (COC) being issued...
We appreciate families who move through the paperwork quickly, but partial and incomplete forms will only delay the process. Take the time to answer every question clearly and concisely. Use N/A and none when appropriate.
You are not alone. I have spoken to many adoptive parents who find the holidays to be very difficult, triggering feelings of sadness and emptiness because they are still waiting for their child.
The home study is one of the most important documents generated during the adoption process and is required for every domestic and international adoption.
Here are a few select articles that address the multifaceted issues such as the emotional, physical, financial and quality of life challenges impacting decision making and moving towards adoption.
With the hope that adoption brings, feelings of powerlessness and anxiety can overtake many couples and put strain on the strongest relationships.