Beyond The Placement
Helping Our Families Now and for Years to Come.
New Beginnings Beyond the Placement Programs are available to support our families with Grants, Counselling and Support, and Post-Adoption Services. Beyond the Placement also includes our Waiting Children Program. We have provided adoption services for thousands of children since 1985, we will be there for you.
Beyond the Placement provides Financial Assistance with two programs: Beyond the Placement Grants are available to families adopting a New Beginnings’ waiting child. the Morocco Kafala Fund Provides grants and emergency loans for families in the Morocco Program.
Support 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 and behaviors. Issues surrounding multi-racial families, formation of identity, grief and loss are often discussed. For support and counseling, contact Elizabeth Westermann, LMSW at 516-747-2205.
Assist Adult Adoptees in Exploring their Heritage and History. As an adoptee comes of age, many want 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 service to adult adoptees, contact Pauline Park at 516- 747-2206.
Waiting Children For many people, a waiting child adoption is a wonderful way to add to their family. A waiting child is a child who is legally free for adoption but does not yet have a permanency plan. Interest families can review pictures and summaries of children available.
New Beginnings provides many of the Beyond the Placement services for free. We think it is important that an adoptees information does not come with a fee. We want our families to call us with questions and support whenever needed. We believe that adult adoptees who want to find out more about their history and heritage should not receive a bill from New Beginnings. These services can be involved, can take years, and should be free. Your support for the Beyond the Placement Program is needed to provide these services.
Beyond The Placement News
Waiting Children Available
For many people, a waiting child adoption is a wonderful way to add to their family. A waiting child is a child who is legally free for adoption, but does not yet have a permanency plan. We currently have waiting children from Morocco, Thailand and Korea. A family...
Adoption, for a Lifetime
Dear Friends and Families, New Beginnings is seeking your support for our Annual Appeal: Adoption, For a Lifetime. We see the impact adoption makes across the lifespan of adoptees every day. As more adult adoptees from South Korea are coming of age, New Beginnings is...
Adrienne Smith – Child of New Beginnings
Hi! I’m Adrienne and I’m a child of New Beginnings! It all began on March 22, 1999 when I made the journey from Seoul, South Korea and was placed in my parent’s arms at JFK International Airport. I was greeted by my older brothers, Justin, also adopted from Korea and...
My Experience in Home to Home
In the fall of 2018 I participated in the Home to Home program in South Korea. Truth be told, I almost turned down the opportunity to go – there was a lot going on for me this year, work has been busy, etc. I can not express in words how happy I am that I decided to go.
Blessings of Peace and Thanks
With grateful hearts, we thank everyone who contributed during our fundraising campaign for supporting New Beginnings' Morocco Kafala Fund. Thanks to your generous donations, over $25,000 was raised. Your donation, either intended to be Zakat and Sadaqa, will be used...
Dear Families and Friends, Thank you for being part of the New Beginnings family. This year, we are asking you to support and help grow our Grant Program. Currently, New Beginnings provides grants to families adopting a waiting child. It is our goal this year to...