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.

You’ve Got Questions – We’ve Got Answers WILMINGTON PROGRAM MARCH 10

You’ve Got Questions – We’ve Got Answers WILMINGTON PROGRAM MARCH 10

ADOPTION INFORMATION NIGHT -  WILMINGTON PROGRAM NOW SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 10 AT 7 PM At our Milford office (621 N. DuPont Blvd. Milford, DE 19963) from 4 PM to 7 PM And At our Wilmington office (1307 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809) starting at 7 PM   You are invited to drop …Read the Rest

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: A PROGRAM FOR PARENTS! March 14 Featuring Dr. Natika M. McNeil

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: A PROGRAM FOR PARENTS! March 14 Featuring Dr. Natika M. McNeil

Many of us have children with mental health diagnoses who confront us on a regular basis.  This 8 hour presentation teaches us how to help a child who is in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  We will learn how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions; and provide …Read the Rest

Adoption Training Programs begin April 18 in Wilmington and May 2 in Milford

Adoption Training Programs begin April 18 in Wilmington and May 2 in Milford

Our next training classes will begin again on April 18 at our Wilmington office, and on May 2 at our office in Milford.  You will learn about the adoption process from parents who have already adopted children.  You will also learn about the children waiting for homes.  The parents who have gone before you …Read the Rest

Social Media Program for Kids: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – March 19 in Milford

Social Media Program for Kids: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – March 19 in Milford

Presented by: Melinda Dubinski  Social Media is a topic that interests everyone.  This presentation, which is organized for young adults, will tie together dating violence and healthy relationships with social media. It will discuss using social media as a helpful tool and how to practice it safety. Social Media has …Read the Rest

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

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

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