Post Legal Adoption Network (PLAN)

NAC is committed to its adoptive families and believes that a family who assumes the unique joys and challenges of raising a child with a disability or chronic illness should be able to obtain an array of specialized support services as needed.

PLAN is a nationally recognized program that trains, assists and strengthens these adoptive families through parent support and education groups, case management services, referral and advocacy, crisis intervention and counseling.  Children receive services that help them cope with the dual issues of disabilities and adoption, including family, group and individual counseling and medical and mental health services. 

Adoption dissolutions (when a child is returned to foster care after adoption) among children with special needs can be as high as 14% nationally.  Among the hundreds of adoptions completed at NAC since PLAN’s inception in 1994, no child has ever returned to foster care after being adopted.

Adoptive parents of children with special medical needs are eligible to join PLAN regardless of where their adoption took place.

Contact us

To find out more about NAC's Post Legal Adoption Network, please contact the Aftercare Director, at 212-696-1550 or via email at

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