Post adoption services are part of the adoption services offered by Athens County Children Services. These are services available to families who have finalized adoptions. ACCS is unique in having a caseworker assigned specifically to those services. Post adoption services are available to all adoptive families- public, private, kinship, and international. Adoptive families can face situations and difficulties in parenting that are very different from those experienced by “traditional” families. The ACCS Post Adoption Caseworker is knowledgeable of those issues and can help adoptive families work through them. Services provided by the Post Adoption Caseworker include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Case management
  • Behavior management
  • Crisis management
  • Support through advocacy by attending school meetings, team meetings, etc.
  • Referral to services
  • Respite
  • Subsidies/financial resources
  • Training
  • Books and videos
  • Birth family issues/mediation

The Post Adoption Caseworker can also provide support to adoptees who are searching for birth family information, and to birth parents whose child has been adopted.

Services by the Post Adoption Caseworker are completely voluntary and do not open a case with Children Services.