Adoption USA. A Chartbook Based on the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents. Post-adoption supports


Post-adoption supports include an array of services and other assistance that families may receive after adopting a child. 35 In this section, we discuss several categories of supports. Supports specific to adoption include meeting with agency staff, child and parent adoption support groups, parent training, and web-based resources. Financial supports available specifically for children adopted from foster care include monthly adoption subsidy payments and health insurance coverage (i.e., Medicaid coverage). Rehabilitative services not specific to adoption include child mental health care, family and crisis counseling, child residential treatment or hospitalization, and child drug or alcohol services. In this section we also look at other supports not specific to adoption, including mentoring and tutoring. See Appendix Table 19 on page 78 for detailed data on each indicator.

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