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Vermont Children’s Aid Society offers child centered social services which include lifetime adoption services, pregnancy counseling, child counseling, family counseling and birth parent support services.

Vermont Children’s Aid Society offers a unique combination of quality services throughout the state of Vermont. VCAS also serves Grafton, Sullivan, and Cheshire counties in New Hampshire, as well as areas of New York which border Vermont.

Our programs are innovative and flexible to meet individual needs. The clinical staff consists of Master’s level social workers who have extensive experience and training in the field of child and family services.

Our Services

Baby Safe Haven

Baby Safe Haven BACK TO HOME PAGE If you are thinking about abandoning your baby in an unsafe place, please know that there is a better way. Vermont’s Baby Safe Haven Law offers you safe places you can give up your baby – anonymously and legally. Vermont Children’s...

I’m searching for my birth family or child

The Vermont Adoption Registry is part of Vermont’s Department for Children and Families, and is here to assist adults who placed children for adoption in Vermont, or for adults who were once placed for adoption in Vermont. Please contact them by clicking their...

I want to know more about Camp ForMe

In 1996, when a camp for adopted children was being proposed, a young child heard about the idea and was so thrilled that he might be able to attend camp said, “Really, a camp? For Me?” Now his dream is a reality! Camp ForMe is a day camp for children ages...

I need post-adoption services

Adoption is a lifelong process with unique tasks and challenges with each life stage. VCAS is a founding member of the Vermont Adoption Consortium, a group of agencies and parent organizations working together to improve access to services and support to all Vermont...

I need counseling for my child or family

The Child and Family Counseling Program provides counseling and support services to children and families who are experiencing stress. Common issues include: trauma, loss, grief and abuse-related issues needs of kinship families, including support to relatives, often...

I’m pregnant and not sure what to do

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you may feel overwhelmed, isolated and in need of support. The counseling staff at VCAS is experienced in understanding the problems that surround an unplanned pregnancy. We know that your situation is unique and the...

I’m hoping to adopt

Vermont Children’s Aid Society is a private, non-profit child welfare agency which has been helping create families through adoption for over 80 years. VCAS helps approximately 40 children each year, from the United States and several other countries, to join...

I’m seeking to place my baby for adoption

If you are considering making an adoption plan for your baby, you deserve professional assistance in developing a plan that will feel right for you. We offer openness and flexibility. Our birth parent counseling program is designed to help birth parents feel a sense...

My family has a parent in prison

Kids-A-Part Program A program providing education, advocacy, and direct service for children and families affected by a parent s incarceration We seek to: Keep families connected throughout incarceration with: Community-based services for children and caregivers...

Latest News

Kids-A-Part Conference

On September 24th, something monumental happened — over 500 Vermonters from various work and personal backgrounds came together to learn about and consider the issues faced by children who experience their parent’s incarceration. The event was sponsored by the...

Great News and a Call to Action!

Four pieces of legislation related to children who experience separation from a parent due to incarceration have been introduced in Vermont. This is a significant victory for all of us — • For children and families affected by incarceration, it indicates that...

Holiday Spirit Program

Dear Friends of the Holiday Spirit Program, I’d like you all to know what a profound difference you made this holiday season. We were amazed at both the generosity of the community and the gratitude of the families we helped. This year the Holiday Spirit Program...

Vermont Children’s Aid Society Names Award Recipients

Executive Director Steve Habif has announced the 2007 recipients of annual awards that recognize exceptional dedication to Vermont’s children and families. Awards were presented to: • Tara Graham of Burlington, coordinator of the Kids-A-Part program for the children...

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We support the following sites and organizations!

UNICEF – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF helps save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.

Academic Games – educational games for children and teachers.

NJSRC – New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Championships.

St Jude – St. Jude Children’s Hospitable – Find cures, saving children.

Camp Pendleton Races – home of the famous San Diego Mud Run.

DNMC – Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium – When you dine out at participating restaurants, you’ll help feed children who don’t have enough to eat.

USTC – Technological resources for our students.

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