Every child deserves a safe and loving home. The Village works with families whose children are at imminent risk of placement outside of the home to stabilize and strengthen family functioning. We also recruit, screen, train and support foster and adoptive families, ensuring a nurturing environment in which children – and their caregivers – can thrive.

Adoption Services

The Village provides two types of services related to adoption:

1. Adoption
Prospective and adoptive parents receive comprehensive services including training, preparation and home study to prepare them to adopt an infant, child or adolescent.

Adoptees receive grief and loss counseling to help them with the loss of their birth family, and support with adjusting and attaching to their adoptive family.

The program serves children ages 18 and under in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) who are in need of a permanent home.

Individuals and couples seeking to adopt an infant from outside of Connecticut can also receive services.

2. Search
The Village’s search services provide vital background/medical information to adoptees and helps adoptees and birth parents search for one another for the purpose of reuniting. Adult adoptees and birth parents receive assistance and support with all aspects of the search process including reunion registry, non-identifying information and full search.

Any individual who has ever been adopted through The Village as well as any birth parent who has placed their child for adoption through The Village may receive services.

Access Services
More information about adopting a child or search services can be found here, or contact The Village’s Permanency Department at 860-236-4511.

Services are provided in families’ homes and at:

The Village South
331 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114