For Prospective Adoptive and Waiting Families

Adopting a child requires a strong level of commitment as well as knowledge.

ASCS strives to provide many services in the interim that will increase your knowledge, strengthen your family and help to build a solid foundation for a child. For those who are just beginning the process of adopting or who are already underway, the following resources may be of use.

MSS Domestic Adoption Sheet

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MSS Birth Parent Services Sheet

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Positive Adoption Language

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Adoption 101 for Teachers

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7 Core Issues Grief & Loss

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Suggested Third-Party Links and Resources

7 Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency

There are 7 core issues in adoption experienced by any of the members of the adoption constellation at any point in their lives, identified as: Loss, Rejection, Guilt/Shame, Grief, Identity, Intimacy and Mastery & Control.

7 Core Issues Grief & Loss

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