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- Adoption Counseling & Therapy
China Special Needs Adoption
Learn more about children waiting for a loving family through our China Waiting Child Adoption Program.
New! Haiti Adoption Program
We are one of the US adoption agencies accredited to operate as an adoption facilitator in Haiti.
Adoption counseling and therapy for adoptees, adoptive parents and families.
On October 16, 2012, Sunny Ridge had the unique opportunity to host a luncheon for a delegation from China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA). The delegation was visiting Chicago as part of their US visit. During lunch, Sunny Ridge Board of Directors Chairperson Jinny Koide presented each of our guests with a poster print with photos of dozens of our China adoptive families. We thank all our families who submitted photos! Sunny Ridge staff members Jessica Augsburger and Amy Trotter made a brief presentation, expressing our thanks to CCCWA for partnering with Sunny Ridge in our mission of serving children through adoption services. Amy also ensured the delegation of our continued commitment to find loving homes for more children, particularly those with special needs. Thanks to Tom Difilipo, President/CEO, Joint Council on International Children’s Services, and Chuck Johnson, President/CEO, National Council for Adoption, for their assistance in our participation. Top: Lou Xiaoping, Deputy Director-General of the Civil Affairs Department of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region; Jinny Koide, Sunny Ridge Board Chair; Gan Weiwei, Deputy Director-General of China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA); Amy Trotter, Executive Director of Programs, Sunny Ridge Family Center; Nancy Crouch, Supervisor of Adoption Services, and Jessica Augsburger, China Waiting Child Program Coordinator.
Adoption Counseling and Therapy
Parenting is hard; it’s more exhausting emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually than any job you will ever have. What used to work and was once easy, can become a difficult challenge on a daily basis. Sometimes we have to admit that we can’t do it all alone and that we need some help. Adoptive families and adoptees benefit when professionals understand the unique challenges adoptive families and adopted persons face. Sunny Ridge provides adoption counseling for individual adoptees, adoptive parents and families. Services are available to everyone, whether your adoption was facilitated through Sunny Ridge or not. Services may include ongoing sessions, or a one-time appointment where you can address your particular question or concern. For more information, call Pam Shepard, LCSW, Supervisor of Parent Training and Adoption Counseling Services at (630) 754-4522.