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


Available research on post-adoption services and supports is largely descriptive and based on only a few of the programs implemented in this rapidly developing field. Two groups of evaluations are discussed: (1) those identified by our literature review and (2) ongoing evaluations in the case-study states. While the former group is generally more fully developed, the latter group represents ongoing and recent efforts by well-respected programs.

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