The Suitcase Movement

P.O Box 4 Thomasville, GA 31799

(229) 228-6339

RESOURCES

POST-ADOPTION CARE

 

At An Open Door, our desire is for you to experience the best adoption possible!

 GEORGIA CENTER FOR RESOURCES & SUPPORT

The Georgia Center locates resources and support services for adoptive and foster families post-placement in order to reduce the incidence of disruption and dissolutions in Georgia. 

 

 www.gacrs.org 

 

 COUNSELING & THERAPY

If you feel the need for counseling or therapy for your family or child, we recommend finding a therapist versed in adoption.  You may also begin exploring online resources such as:

 

Empowered to Connect  -  Developed by Karyn Purvis and her team of researchers and staff at Texas Christian University, the Empowered to Connect website offers online resources…… visit site :

 

Visit site   http://empoweredtoconnect.org

 

ChildTrauma.org  -  Developed by attachment specialist Dr. Bruce Perry of Child Trauma Academy.  Articles and resources for parents of children who have experienced trauma. 

 

Visit site  http://childtrauma.org

 

Dr. Deborah D. Gray  -  Developed by attachment specialist Dr. Deborah Gray.  Provides information and resources for foster and adopting parents. 

 

Visit site   http://www.deborahdgray.com

 

The Theraplay Institute  -  Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing[T1]  attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement.  It is based on the natural patterns of playful healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun.  Find therapists worldwide certified in Theraplay:   

 

Visit site   http://www.theraplay.org

 

Circle of Security  -  The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. 

 

Visit site     http://www.circleofsecurity.net

 

 

 ADOPTION NUTRITION

Some adopted children may appear healthy, but be deficient in key nutrients that are essential for future growth and brain development. Adoption Nutrition is a website by the Spoon Foundation with all the information you need to meet your new child’s nutritional needs.

Visit site      http://adoptionnutrition.org

 

 

GEORGIA ADOPTION REUNION REGISTRY

Georgia’s Adoption Reunion Registry offers services to birth parents, adopted persons, adoptive parents and siblings.  It gives people a way to find each other, or to see if they are interested in being found.

Their mission is to help adopted persons gain knowledge about their birth histories and to give birth families the opportunity to connect with their relatives separated by a Georgia adoption.

Visit the Registry    http://www.ga-adoptionreunion.com