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Post Permanence Family Support


Most adoptive and guardianship families need additional support at some point during their son or daughter's childhood.  Such needs usually change over time, as the child develops and as the family develops as a whole. The Post Permanence Support Program is able to assist families with the normative issues of adoption/guardianship as well as the more significant issues that can arise when raising a child who has experienced trauma.

Services available to families include:

  • In-home parent education
  • Consultation to treatment teams
  • Assistance with school issues
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Support groups
  • Advice with birth parent relationships
  • Large lending library

Access or learn more about Post Permanence Supports by contacting the provider in your area:

If you live in Barre, Bennington, Hartford, Morrisville or Rutland:
Contact Lynn Bessette, Easterseals
(802) 223-4744


If you live in Burlington, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Springfield:
Contact Melissa Appleton, LUND
(802) 864-7467 

If you live in St Albans:
Contact Kriss Lococo, NFI
(802) 524-1700

If you live in Newport or St Johnsbury:
Contact Karen Hack
(802) 334-6744 x 3151

For general questions please contact Catherine Harris at The Vermont Adoption Consortium at (802) 241-0901. If you call outside of our business hours, please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number and we will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours.