Beyond the Placement

International Waiting Children Providing Assistance to Our Families Now and for Years to Come.

Grants to Families are available to reduce the financial barriers when adopting an older or special needs child. There are many children available for adoption that are older or have special needs.  In helping families reduce the financial barriers, we can help find a waiting child a home.  To qualify for a grant, you must be active in a New Beginnings program, approved to adopt a waiting child, and demonstrate financial need. In addition, grants are available to all families adopting though our China Waiting Children’s program.

To apply for the Beyond the Placement Grant, you can download the Grant Application.

For more information on financial assistance to help with the cost of adoption, click here.

Post Adoption Services in Assist Adult Adoptees in Exploring their Heritage and History As an adoptee comes of age, many wish 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 services to adult adoptees, contact Pauline Park at 516- 747-2206. Funds for post adoption services are supported in part through the Beyond the Placement Program.

To apply for post-adoption services, download and complete the appropriate forms below:

Post-Adoption Services and Fees Form
Post-Adoption Services Adoptee Request Form
Post-Adoption Services Parent Request Form

Support, Workshops 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, behaviors and development as their children come to further understand what it feels like to be adopted.  Issues surrounding multi racial families, formation of identity, grief and loss are often discussed.  Attachment, bonding, adjustment, eating challenges and language barriers are also commonly addressed with parents. For an initial consultation, contact Elizabeth Westermann, LCSW at 516-747-2205.

Supporting Beyond the Placement helps assuring that successful adoptions now and for years to come. There are many children available for adoption that are older or have special needs. New Beginnings needs your donation to provide grants to families adopting a waiting child. Services to assist young adults in exploring their heritage and personal history that are best supported through donor assistance. Beyond the Placement provides Counseling Services and Support to families experiencing difficulties with the adoption. These services can go far beyond the routine. Your donations to the Beyond the Placement program help find a waiting child a home, an adoptee find their heritage and a family get the support they need.

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