Foster Care and Adoptions in Delaware

A Better Chance for Our Children has been connecting children with families through foster care and adoptions in Delaware since 1996 (previously affiliated with Diakon Lutheran Ministries and later with Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services). During that time we have participated in many successful placements of children with our resource families. A Better Chance for Our Children is unique in that we primarily work to place children with special needs in families.

New Therapist at A Better Chance for Our Children – Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH

New Therapist at A Better Chance for Our Children – Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH

Jessica Sinarski has a wealth of experience in working with foster and adoptive parents. Before coming to Delaware, she spent five years providing therapy services to foster families in the South Bronx of New York.   During this time, she earned her Certified Adoption Therapist credentials through Hunter College School of …Read the Rest

January 28, 2015 – Social Media: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Presented by:  Melinda Dubinski and Kristen Herman

January 28, 2015 – Social Media: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Presented by: Melinda Dubinski and Kristen Herman

Social Media is a topic that interests everyone. It has brought communication to a new level – now everyone seems to know everything about everyone. Our kids spend a great deal of time utilizing these tools and sometimes outcomes are not the best! Melinda Dubinski of Peoples Place and Kristen …Read the Rest

Upcoming Events – Post Adoption Support

Upcoming Events – Post Adoption Support

These programs are open to ALL Delaware adoptive families as well as families who have guardianship of children who have exited from the State of Delaware foster care system. These programs are FREE to adoptive families.   Support Group for Kent/Sussex Counties: 4th Friday of each month, 6:00 to 8:00 …Read the Rest

Voice for Adoption Recognizes Post Adoption Programs of A Better Chance for Our Children

Voice for Adoption Recognizes Post Adoption Programs of A Better Chance for Our Children

October 15, 2014   A Better Chance for Our Children Attn: Mary Lou Edgar c/o Frank Perfinski 1307 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 19809   Dear Ms. Edgar & Mr. Perfinski:   I am pleased to inform you that Voice for Adoption (VFA) has selected A Better Chance for Our Children …Read the Rest

Adoption Training Programs begin January 10, 2015

Adoption Training Programs begin January 10, 2015

Our next training classes will begin again on January 10 and will be held at our offices both in Wilmington and in Milford. Please call us to learn more about these classes.  Registration is necessary.

Useful Resources – links to helpful websites

Useful Resources – links to helpful websites

AFIS – Adoptive Families with Information and Support.  Their web site describes many of their social and informational activities in suspporting adoptive and foster care families.  www.afisdelaware.org Love and Logic Institute – Love and Logic is a key part of our training program.  Their web site includes some free information …Read the Rest

Parent Networking and Support Groups in Delaware

Parent Networking and Support Groups in Delaware

The Parent Networking and Support Group for adoptive parents in Kent and Sussex Counties  meets every month on the fourth Friday of each month.  Child care will be provided.  The meetings will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at our Felton office in the United Cerebral Palsy Camp Lenape site on MidState Road.  …Read the Rest

Video of our families and staff

Video of our families and staff

Click to view a great video of our families and staff: *Video: founded in 1996, a better chance for our children works to find permanent loving families for children waiting to be adopted. these waiting children all have special needs, and this dedicated agency works tirelessly to bring children and …Read the Rest