Adoption Resources

AFFM is dedicated to assisting families to help children find the security they deserve.  Every situation in fostering and adoption is unique.  AFFM helps prepare families for the challenges they will face and is a resource that is easily accessible.

Adoptive and Foster families of Maine, Inc. & The Kinship Program have full-time staff members that have both personal and professional experience with the adoption process. AFFM staff is also available to help families with their post-adoption needs. Feel free to contact AFFM at 207-827-2331 or by e-mail at info@affm.net.  Scroll below for additional resources for adoptive families.

 

 

Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Child and Family Services
Adoption and Permanency Guardianship Assistance Programs
2 Anthony Avenue, ’11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Tel.: (207) 624-7900; Fax: (207) 287—5282
TTY Users: Dial 711 (“Maine Relay)

Adoption Program Manager: Kristi L. Poole
Phone: (207) 624-7966 E-mail: kristi.1.poole@maine.gov

Contact Kristi if you have questions about mental health services available to children receiving Adoption or Permanency Guardianship subsidies through the Maine DHHS.

Financial Resource Specialists: Irene Cardali (A-K, child’s adoptive last name)
Phone: (207) 624—7952 E-mail: irene.cardali@maine.gov

Chrissanda “Chriss” Welch (L-Z, child’s adoptive last name)
Phone: (207) 624-7947 E-mail: chrissanda.weloh@maine. gov

Contact Irene or Chriss for routine questions about Adoption and Permanency
Guardianship Assistance, renewals, billing, daycare, MaineCare, birth certificates, and Social Security cards.

 

 

North American Council on Adoptable Children
970 Raymond Ave # 106, St Paul, MN 55114
Phone:(651)644-3036
E-mail: info@nacac.org
Website: https://www.nacac.org/

Consider NACAC your go-to source for advice on parenting children in adoption, information on adoption assistance and the US adoption tax credit, enhancing adoption practice, training for parents and professionals, and more.

 

 

C.A.S.E.
Center for Adoption Support and Education
4000 Blackburn Lane, Suite 260, Burtonsville, MD 2086
E-mail:caseadopt@adoptionsupport.org
Phone: 301.476.8525
Website: http://adoptionsupport.org/

We are a mental health organization that specializes in serving the foster care and adoption community. As the nation’s foremost experts in adoption-competent support services, we are committed to ensuring adoption permanency and the well-being of foster and adopted children, adults and their families through direct clinical services and education for both parents and professionals.