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

Chinese Adoption Research Project

Chinese Adoption Research Project

My name is Ellie Logan, and I am a student at Wake Forest. I am currently completing my honors thesis in Anthropology, and I am focusing on family narratives and kinship surrounding Chinese transnational adoption. My sister is a Chinese adoptee. In growing up, her...

My Experience in Home to Home

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.

Olivia Visits Korea

Olivia Visits Korea

I came into the Korean Language and Culture Program with what I thought was a completely realized Korean American adoptive identity. If I had to choose one takeaway from my trip, it would be that there is always more I can do to discover myself and to get even more in touch with that identity.

Elizabeth Im Seon 임선 Lowe – My Experience: Home to Home 2014

Elizabeth Im Seon 임선 Lowe My Experience: Home to Home 2014 November 2014 When I first set out on my birth family search in 2012, I could never have imagined the chain of events that I was soon to experience. What started as a simple one-line note to the ‘Post...

Korea’s Home to Home Program – Reunion of Triplets

As so many of our Korean adoptees are reaching adulthood, we see more and more who want to return to Korea and learn about their homeland and culture.  Eastern Social Welfare Society (ESWS) and the Korean government recognize this need and know that resources are...

Returning to My Orphanage – Vietnam

Returning to My Orphanage By Remi L. My name, given to me by adopted parents, is Remi Tai L.  I was born somewhere in Hanoi, Vietnam and was left in front of a social security building soon after. That was 1994. Seventeen months later, my parents arrived to pick me...

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