The Center for Adoption Support and Education

Nonprofit or community organization

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About us

Mission Statement

The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) strengthens the well-being of foster and adoptive families, promotes adoption awareness, enhances adoption sensitivity, and develops the skills for professionals and families to empower children to thrive.

Vision Statement

C.A.S.E. envisions that everyone touched by foster care and adoption has access to the adoption-competent support necessary to navigate their lifelong journey.

Core Values

C.A.S.E. combines best practices and innovation to provide premier resources and training to advance permanency for children and promote the healthy growth and development of families, nationally and internationally.

  • Children and adults need support in order to cope with confusing and often traumatic experiences
  • Early therapeutic intervention leads to long-term success in managing adoption-related grief and trauma
  • Foster children, adoptees and their families deserve a safe, supportive environment to share their feelings and experiences
  • Family-based, strengths-based and evidence-based approaches yield the best outcomes
  • Candid, open discussion about adoption promotes healthy adjustment
  • Therapists trained in adoption-competency are best-suited to help the families and communities we serve
  • Schools, youth groups, civic organizations, employers and public-policy that are adoption-sensitive are important for the well-being of every community
  • Counseling and support services must be available to all who need them, regardless of income
  • C.A.S.E. implements its core values through direct, specialized clinical services; parent and professional training and education; adoption advocacy at the community, national, and international levels; participating in groundbreaking adoption research; fundraising; and the development and production of print and electronic resources to aid adopted children, families, and the professionals who support them.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1998

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Phone: 301-476-8525

Fax: 301-476-8526

4000 Blackburn Lane, Suite 260, Burtonsville, MD, 20866, US

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