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Older Children and Special Needs Adoption

Provides adoption services for children in DCF custody who are often older members of a sibling group or of a particular ethnic group and may have physical and/or emotional difficulties.

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Program Information

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Locations

CFS has locations all over Massachusetts, find out more where these services are offered.

How to Receive Older Children & Special Needs Adoption Services

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Referrals

Please be aware that we do not accept standard referrals. However, there are alternative enrollment pathways available. Feel free to explore these options to directly access our programs and services. We look forward to assisting you through these alternative channels.

Walk-In's

Please be aware that walk-ins are currently not permitted for this program. To enroll in this program and receive services, kindly explore one of our alternative enrollment methods. We look forward to assisting you through these designated channels.

Phone Call

Feel free to call our dedicated line for service requests. Check the locations below for specific phone numbers. We're here to promptly assist you with information on our various programs and services.

Older Children & Special Needs Adoption Program Information

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Specialized Adoption Services

What is the purpose of the Older Children & Special Needs Adoption program?

Provides services for children who have been in the custody of the Department of Children & Families who have the goal of adoption. These children are often older, members of a sibling group or of a particular ethnic group. They may have special needs to include physical, emotional and/or medical difficulties.

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Specialized Adoption Services

How does the Older Children & Special Needs Adoption program help?

Our Adoption Program specializes in helping large sibling groups and medically complex children find their forever family. While we provide adoption services for children aged nine months to eighteen, most of the children in our program are school aged (5-18). The program assesses the children's needs and identifies the type of family best suited to meet their needs.

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Specialized Adoption Services

Who makes up the Older Children & Special Needs Adoption program?

A team of trauma informed adoption workers who provide training, support and guidance through the process of adopting through foster care. Additionally, the team also consists of adoption case managers who provide adoption case management services to children with a goal of adoption, who are in the care and custody of the Department of Children and Families.  

Older Children & Special Needs Adoption Locations

The Older Children & Special Needs Adoption program is available in the following locations. For more information on any of facilities below, click the Learn More button under the site of your interest

Lawrence

439 S.Union St (203B), Lawrence MA 01843

Phone:(978) 687-5852

Fax:978-687-5857

Hours: Mon- Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Fall River

160 Osborn St, Fall River MA 02724

Phone:
Information: 508 676 5708
IHT: x5012
Adoption: 774 488 5019
Adoption Journeys: (774)488-5006
Parent Mentor: (774) 488-5007
TM: 508 676 5708 (x5010)
YPS: (508) 676-5708 (x5007)
YPC: (508) 676 5708 (x5001)
Parents as Teachers: (508) 676-5708 (x7007)
CBHC: (508) 676-5708

Fax:(508) 676-1948

Hours: Mon- Fri 8am-8pm

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