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Post Adoption Counseling

EVOLVE provides free Post Adoption Counseling to all EVOLVE clients. This service is free to all past EVOLVE adoption clients.

This service is typically 2-3 therapeutic sessions that can focus on a variety of issues such as:

  • Identity issues (among adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, etc.)
  • Grief and loss
  • Transracial adoption issues
  • Identifying adoption-competent resources and referrals
  • Support for birth parents through open adoptions
  • Attachment issues
  • Behavioral issues
  • Peer relationships
  • Support for those parenting an adopted child
  • Lack of communication in the family
  • Support for adoptees
  • General mental health

*this list is not exhaustive

EVOLVE can refer families to ongoing therapeutic support 2-3 sessions.

To learn more about this service, please contact Elliot Odendahl at

Our Post-Adoption Therapeutic Services provides counseling services to previous EVOLVE clients. This includes those who have completed an adoption through EVOLVE or through the African American Adoption & Permanency Planning Agency (AAAPA). All members from the adoption circle are welcome to seek services, including but not limited to adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents.

Post-adoption Counseling Service

EVOLVE provides post adoption counseling support through limited in-person meetings and phone calls. Individuals and families may benefit from support with openness, crisis intervention, facilitating conversations with family members around adoption, identity, grief/loss, the impact of search and reunion, and more. EVOLVE will also provide appropriate referrals and resources for individuals and families for ongoing support if needed. If you or someone you know is seeking more specific support, please call for inquiry.

*There is no charge for this service

Ongoing Post-Adoption Counseling Services

If intensive counseling is requested, such as ongoing counseling or ongoing assistance with openness or other adoption-related concerns, a special service agreement may be arranged if appropriate. Request for these services will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please call for inquiry.


Post-Adoption Therapeutic Services are available in-office at any of EVOLVE’s locations. Appointment times may vary; please call for inquiry.

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