Post Adoption Support Coalition

On behalf of adoptive, kinship and guardian families, Many Lights leads the Post Adoption Support Coalition in Washington State.

The coalition works to strengthen and improve post-adoption services through analysis, advocacy and education. The coalition analyzes the effectiveness and accessibility of post-adoption services in Washington, identifies areas for improvement, prioritizes top goals, and engages with key stakeholders to improve services.

We support Washington families by advocating for effective and accessible post-adoption services that are essential to:

  • Ensure families stay together
  • Keep children out of foster care
  • Raise children to realize their full potential

Priorities and Strategies

Keep children and families intact and out of the child welfare system.

  • Provide adoptive, guardian and kin (relative)  families with the respite resources they need and deserve to keep their families intact and highly functional
  • Create One Stop WA, a statewide resource for families raising traumatized children. (To include post-adoption resources website, social media outreach, live person phone-based referral, information, and support.)

Become part of this coalition and help adoptive, relative, and guardian families thrive!

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