Adoption Services

MSPCC has been leading the way in protecting children and strengthening families since 1878. Our experience in adoption spans over 70 years when we opened our first adoption program in the 1930's. Since that time, MSPCC has continued its commitment to adoption by expanding the services offered to meet the unique needs of all members of the adoption consetallation: birth families and kin, foster and adoptive families, and adoptees through our various adoption and foster care support services. 

MSPCC's Adoption Services include:

Adoption Through Foster Care
Through our adoption management contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), MSPCC offers MAPP (Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training; a ten-week course designed to train prospective families in regards to the needs of children who are available for adoption through the DCF foster care system. This service is provided free of charge and is offered on an ongoing basis. To find out more, contact Sybil Turk at or (617) 587-1519.
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Adoptive Families Together (AFT)

A statewide network that provides education, advocacy, training, and post-adoption support to all members of adoptive families. AFT provides free parent groups that offer support, resources, and discussions regarding adoption-related topics.
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Adoption and Search

Effective July 1, 2013, MSPCC will no longer be operating its private adoption program through Act of Love Adoptions, however we will continue to offer support during post placement with regards to facilitating picture/letter agreements and search. Additionally, MSPCC holds the adoption records of the following agencies:

  • The Adoption Center
  • Parent and Children Services

For information regarding Adoption Search and Inquiries regarding adoptions handled by Act of Love Adoptions, please contact us at (800) 277-5387 or (617)-587-1519.

Click here to read the MA General Law Regarding Adoption Search

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