January 21, 2015
Dear Friends & Community Partners,
We are pleased to announce that Adoptive Family Support Network (AFSN) and D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) have joined hands to better serve the post adoption needs of children and families in our community.
The merger took effect January 1st. The strength and stability this partnership provides will ensure that the post adoption services families depend on can continue to grow now and into the future. AFSN and DABSJ share the same values evidenced by providing safety, advocacy and support to families, so it is a natural and sensible step for our organizations to team up.
There are several things we want to point out that will not change:
- AFSN’s office location and contact information will not change.
- AFSN will continue to operate as a confidential service to adoptive families.
- The staff at AFSN will not be changing.
- The services offered at AFSN will continue as is.
- AFSN program services will retain the AFSN name, and AFSN will now be known as a service of DABSJ.
About AFSN: AFSN provides post adoption programs and support to families and the community that supports them. In addition, AFSN gives adoptive parents the confidence to be successful parents. To learn more visit the About section of our website.
About DABSJ: DABSJ works in partnership with the community for the good of all children. DABSJ provides comprehensive services to children and families, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, counseling and family support, emergency shelter care, foster care, residential treatment and adoption. To learn more visit www.dabsj.org.
If you have any questions about this exciting news, please contact us at any time. We are grateful to you for the safe and loving homes you help us provide to children. We are confident that the synergy from our new affiliation will serve our families well.
Sharon Loughridge Ron Apol
President/CEO Interim Executive Director
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s AFSN