Assessing the Field of Post-Adoption Services: Family Needs, Program Models and Evaluation Issues. Case Study Report


The Case Study component of the study used interviews with state adoption program managers and post adoption services coordinators/providers as well as focus groups with adoptive parents. Site visits to programs in five states — Georgia, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia — included well-regarded programs that varied in structure and services offered. The case study was designed to address the following research questions: What are the service needs of families following adoption of a child from the public child welfare system? What are the characteristics of existing post-adoption services programs? How are post-adoption services programs monitoring and assessing their effectiveness? [PDF - 95 pages]

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