Support and Education

For every step of the adoption process.

Post-Adoption Finalization Services

After finalization, you and your family may still have questions related to the adoption. These concerns may come up in the first few months – or even years later!


That is why, for families that place through Adoption Connection, free post-finalization support is available to all members of the adoption triad for the life of the adoption.  

These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Consultation
  • Mediation of written, verbal and in-person contact
  • Counseling and Support
  • Adoption Education
  • Maintenance of Records

Families not placed through Adoption Connection may obtain these services for a fee.

Adoption Support Groups


Celebrate Adoption - For information call 489-1616 

Celebrate Adoption, which is a partner of Adoption Connection, is an adoptive parents’ support group that offers several programs each year to both prospective and experienced adoptive parents. We also let families know of other programs in the community that may be interesting and helpful.


After the adoption is finalized, we encourage parents, and later the child, to call on us with questions or for support related to adoption issues. If we are not the best resource to meet the family’s needs, we will refer you to appropriate resources. For issues of a more general nature, we recommend the family counseling staff at Jewish Family Service.


International Adoption Mentoring Program  A Cincinnati mentoring program bringing together internationally adopted young adults and children.


Families with Children from China 


Greater Cincinnati


Ethiopia Adoption Group


Families of Russia and Ukraine Adoptees (FRUA)


Guatemala Adoptive Families Network


Korean Family Connection - For more information call (513) 451-4454