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Assessing the Field of Post-Adoption Services: Family Needs, Program Models and Evaluation Issues. Analysis of Secondary Data

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The analysis of secondary data explored whether administrative data could be used to better understand the use of adoption subsidies for purchase of services and to describe the disruption, dissolution, and displacement of adoptions. Analyses from two states, California and North Carolina, demonstrate what could be done in other states with similar data and suggest how modifications to administrative data systems could enhance our understanding of adoptions. [PDF - 82 pages]