Children make your life important.
– Erma Bombeck
Beginning or expanding a family is one of life’s biggest milestones. Choosing to adopt a child is not an overnight decision. The Village can help you understand your options for domestic adoption.
There are many children under age 18 in the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) foster care system who are waiting for permanent homes. Or, you may choose to work with a licensed child placing agency outside of Connecticut to adopt a newborn. Either way, The Village can help.
We can help you prepare to welcome your new child into your home by providing pre-placement counseling and training, home study and support during all phases of the adoption process.
Becoming an adoptive family has unique challenges, so The Village will help you, your family and your adoptive child(ren) during the transition and adjustment to enhance your ability to establish a mutual bond and attachment. Pre-adoptive and adopted children ages 0-18 receive grief and loss counseling to assist them with the loss of their birth family, foster family and/or siblings.
If you have already adopted a child through DCF, we can provide post-adoption support, counseling and referrals to additional services.
The Village also provides valuable search services to help adult adoptees and birth parents to obtain updated medical information or reunite with their birth families. Our services include a reunion registry, non-identifying information and full search.
These services are available to individuals who were adopted through The Village or families who placed a child for adoption through The Village.
Theresa Hixson, 860-236-4511 x3580
TJ Michalski, 860-236-4511 x3636