The Practice Committee

The CT Council on Adoption was formed in 1976 to monitor adoption practices in the state of Connecticut. As a volunteer group of professionals, adoptive/foster parents, Probate Judges, therapists, birthparents, and adoptees, we are able to hear about issues around the state, and we can act upon those issues without the major restraints of our various positions. The Practice committee has been one of the cornerstones of the CCA. The committee has taken leadership in providing updated information about adoption issues and practices and supported legislative bills pertaining to adoption.

The Practice Committee has prepared and published the following booklets for adoption professionals:

Child’s Life story, online

Guidelines for Legal risk Placement, online

What to Tell and Give Adopted Parents, online

Adoption Disruptions, printed

Guidelines for Open Adoption, online

The ABC’s of Writing and Reading an Adoptive Family Assessment/Guidelines for Selecting an Adoptive family for a Child, available by clicking here.

Issues in Special Needs Adoptions for Mental Health Practitioners, printed

Most of the booklets are still available. However most are not current and instead of updating them, the Practice committee has established this website in order to provide current and important adoption information.

The Practice Committee meets the third Thursday a month at 10 am at CAPAP. We are a group of professionals dedicated Connecticut’s adoptive families and children. We welcome participants to join this interesting, energized and innovating group. For more information contact Runa Wassermann @


The Nominating Committee

The duty of the Nominating Committee is to recommend a slate of officers every two years, in the even-numbered years. The committee also fills any vacancies that occur and helps with nominating people for the annual CCA award.

The Program Committee

 The program Committee plans for the statewide training program (conference) in November for Adoption Awareness Month, as well as the Annual Luncheon in June. Ideas are considered from CCA members, previous trainings, and committee suggestions. Meetings are typically held monthly or bimonthly at a central location in the Hartford Area. New members are welcome! Email for more information.