A Guiding Star to Navigate Autism, Mental Health and Special Needs at Every Stage of Life

Foster Care and Adoption Support

Adopting or fostering a child is a wonderful decision for many families. Bringing a child into your life is a time of joy. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy, or that you won’t encounter challenges. You may be concerned with your child’s development, behavior and/or his or her emotional wellbeing. At Fraser, we understand these concerns. We bring an adoption-centered therapeutic perspective to our work. Our therapists help foster parents, birth parents, adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, siblings and other family members navigate a variety of challenges.

How We Can Help

Fraser therapists can help families dealing with issues of trauma, attachment development, grief and loss, and separation. Your child may also be struggling with his or her identity, race, ethnicity or open adoption relationships.

Adopted or foster children may also have mental health issues that include:
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attachment disorders
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma-related disorders

Many families come to our program after trying multiple other therapies and find success at Fraser. Our staff have Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificates from the University of Minnesota and have participated in the Training in Adoption Competency (TAC) program. They can handle the unique challenges faced by foster and adoptive families.

Foster Care and Adoption Support includes:
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Psychological evaluations
  • County-referred parenting assessments
  • Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Management
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Parent guidance
  • Support groups
  • Preschool Day Treatment

Call today to make an appointment: 612-767-7222