November is National Adoption Month. CASA volunteers stay by a child’s side throughout the case, advocating first for reunification with the child’s parent(s) when safe and possible. If reunification is not safe or possible, CASA volunteers will advocate for the child to be adopted by, or live with, other relatives or family friends. If that is also not possible, CASA volunteers will work towards adoption by a non-relative.
Adoption is a beautiful thing, and just like any other major life decision, it’s not always easy. CASA volunteers, if you’re working with an adoptive family, make sure they’re aware that there is post-adoption support available to help them thrive!
Helpful Links for Adoptive Families
- Post-Adoption Services from DFPS
- Differences Between Adoption & Permanent Managing Conservatorship
- DFPS Kinship Manual: For Relatives & Family Friends Raising Children
- State College Tuition Waiver & Education & Training Voucher Program
- 211 Texas: Connecting People & Services
- Community Resource Coordination Groups
- Texas Youth Helpline – 24/7 Hotline for Youth & Families in Crisis