Our Mission

As one of the largest private adoption agencies in Connecticut with offices in Norwalk and Branford, as well as Harrison, NY, Family & Children’s Agency, is perfectly suited to help you complete your family. Our commitment to inclusivity means we are proud to work with families of all kinds and faith backgrounds, including those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, married and unmarried couples, and single applicants.

When you work with Family & Children’s Agency you become part of our family. During the adoption process, we hold regular trainings, events, and community-building opportunities including a Waiting Family Support Group, annual Birth Parent Panel, Adoption 101 training, annual adoptive family celebrations, a Post-Adoption Support Group, and more. As a part of a larger human services organization, our programs have the unique advantage of access to comprehensive resources, programs, and support for families both during and after the adoption process.

FCA is fully licensed and accredited according to both state and federal standards and our adoption program has held an active Hague Accreditation since 2008.

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Why Adopt Through Family & Children’s Agency?

Our agency offers professional, one-on-one guidance for you and your family. As a part of a larger human services organization, Family & Children's Agency's Adoption Program has a unique advantage which includes access to comprehensive resources, programs and support for families both during and after successful adoptions. We offer several annual events for our families such as:

  • Annual Birth Parent Panel
  • Adoption 101 Training Day (three times a year)

We also offer a FREE monthly series of informational meetings for families to meet our staff and get answers to any questions about adoptions in New York or Connecticut.

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“I was completely terrified, yet I somehow got the nerve up to call Family & Children’s Agency. My FCA birth mother counselor is a relationship I have relied upon over the years. My emotional and physical health, as well as the best choices for my little prince, were her priority.”
— Birth Parent client
“We would like to thank you for your support and guidance through our adoption process. You made the process far less stressful and prepared us to be better adoptive parents.”
— Adoption Program Client
“Our social worker is fantastic - she was so helpful during our home study process. She made us feel comfortable and provided much needed guidance. ”
— Adoption client
“FCA was informative, supportive, and encouraging through an uncertain and emotional process. We looked forward to our appointments both pre- and post-placement to help us feel prepared, centered and hopeful!”
— Adoption client
“I feel that the team really cares about our family and has genuinely empathized with the ups and downs throughout the adoption experience.”
— Adoption client
“My adoption case manager held my hand throughout the entire process. I always trusted her and felt supported by her.”
— Adoption client