Adoption is a life-long process and each adoption is unique and special. Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley offers post-adoption services and general adoption information, support for adoptees, and specialized support for adoptive families through our Safe Counseling program.
Whether you’re an adoptee looking for information on your birth family, you’re looking for information about how to adopt a child, or your family includes an adopted child, we have expertise to assist you. The CSSMV professional counseling program is available to adult and child adoptees and their families, and also offers special expertise in the area of attachment disorders.
Our counseling team has expertise working with adoptive families as they go through the adoptive family life cycle. To learn more about these stages and how CSSMV can help address some of the unique challenges faced by adoptive families, please CLICK HERE.
Some adopted children have difficulty developing an attachment to their adoptive families. In extreme cases, they may be diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD. Catholic Social Services’ Safe Counseling program can help. CLICK HERE for more information.
CSSMV maintains records for all finalized adoptions that used our adoption placement services.
If you are an adoptee, a birth parent, or an adoptive family whose legal adoption was finalized through CSSMV, we can help you access information from your records.
For assistance, please call (937) 223-7217.
We can give you information about open, confidential, and identified adoption options, as well as explaining what to expect from both emotional and logistical/legal perspectives.
We work with Adoption Circle, a private, non-profit, Ohio-licensed adoption agency, and can also connect you to other community resources.
For more information or to register for our parenting classes, call (937) 299-LINK.
Teen Parents Learn can help you stay in school while you’re pregnant. find services & resources for a healthy pregnancy. return to school after your baby is born. balance the demands of going to school and being a parent. graduate from high school and get your diploma. learn to take care of your child...and yourself. become a terrific parent.
Teen Parents Learn is designed to help young parents complete high school and graduate with their diplomas. We work with pregnant and parenting teens who are still in school, as well as with those who left school as teen parents and are now ready to work toward high school graduation.
Our Family Life Coaches provide these young moms and dads with parenting education as well as the skills and support they need to stay in school and/or complete their high school education. We provide support as they overcome obstacles and become successful parents, while encouraging them to graduate.
The Teen Parents Learn program launched in the summer of 2017 through a collaboration among Catholic Social Services, Lifestages Centers for Women, the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, LifeSkills High School, and the Montgomery County Educational Service Center. As part of Montgomery County’s priority for improving graduation rates for teen parents, our program goals include increasing student attendance rates in school, decreasing school dropout rates, and reclaiming youth who drop out of school because of challenges related to pregnancy or parenting.
Taking care of a child can be confusing and difficult. If you’re struggling to manage your new life as a parent or parent-to-be, you might benefit from working with a professional family life coach from Catholic Social Services.
Our home visiting services are free and available to young moms and dads. If you’re expecting a child or you’re the parent of a child who has not yet started kindergarten, you’re eligible to participate.
Our goal is to provide education and support to help pregnant and parenting young people gain confidence as you work to raise a healthy, happy child and take care of your own well-being at the same time.
Catholic Social Services’ home visiting services include:
- Assessment of your individual needs
- Home-based parenting preparation and education incorporating the Nurturing Parenting curriculum
- One-on-one support as you gain the skills and knowledge to become a nurturing parent
- Help with setting and prioritizing parenting and personal goals
- Support and advocacy to help you meet your goals
- Career development support
- Referrals to the local network of helping services
Services are available to mothers and fathers, regardless of whether you’re living together as a couple or co-parenting from separate households.