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    Explore our network of services including specialized counseling and support groups that help to stabilize and improve behavioral health symptoms.

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Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine intensifies, Paths for Families is holding the Ukrainian people in our hearts and prayers. We are also thinking of those who live here in the United States and consider Ukraine or Russia as their homeland. Children and teens adopted from Ukraine and Russia have a complex relationship to this war and need our support. Please take a look at the resources below and reach out to us if you or your family are in need of additional guidance.

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Events and Programming:

  • Click here to view the free Community Town Hall from Wednesday, March 16, that focuses on providing families, parents, and caregivers with support and guidance as they navigate the complexities of helping their children process and understand the war in Ukraine. The PowerPoint slides from the Town Hall can be viewed here and an additional Q&A after the Town Hall can be viewed here.
  • Click here for more information about the trauma-informed, adoption-competent counseling we offer.
  • Click here for more information about the support groups we offer.
  • Click here for more information about our Maryland Post-Adoption Program which offers free post-adoption resources for eligible families who finalized an adoption in Maryland.


  • Click here for our statement on the war in Ukraine.
  • Click here for an article from the Washington Post that includes advice from Janice Goldwater, Founder & CEO, as families navigate the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Click here for an article from the National Parent Teacher Association where Janice Goldwater, Founder & CEO, shares advice for parents, families, caregivers, and teachers as they support children adopted from Ukraine and Russia.
  • Click here for an article about talking with children about war.
  • Click here for an article about talking with children about Ukraine.

Supporting the People of Ukraine

For those who are interested in supporting the people of Ukraine, we recommend utilizing CharityWatch or Charity Navigator to research and identify which organization you would like to support.

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