Post-Adoption Resource Center (PARC)
Family Services manages the Post-Adoption Resource Center (PARC) for a 17-county area in northeast Wisconsin. PARC was developed to provide support, education/resources, and information/referral services to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by adoption. Birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals are all welcome to access PARC services including:
Toll-free access to information, resources and crisis intervention services.
Referrals for families, individuals and professionals to connect with community support services.
Support groups focusing on the issues of adoption.
Educational opportunities for adoptive parents to better understand and receive encouragement while dealing with school issues, developmental stages, mental health needs, etc.
Family celebrations to encourage support between adoptive families and to celebrate adoption!
Distribution of a quarterly newsletter for adoptive parents.
A free lending library with books, magazines, websites and videos that discuss adoption issues.
If you would like to learn more, check your topics of interest in the form below, complete your contact information, and submit. Please use the comments section to be more specific or to ask questions. We will be happy to work with you to get the requested information.
Outside our region? Visit www.wiadopt.org to find the Post-Adoption Resource Center for your county.
The Post-Adoption Resource Center of Family Services is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families.