Assessing the Field of Post-Adoption Services: Family Needs, Program Models, and Evaluation Issues. Case Study Report. 5.3.3 Family-Centered Services


Several adoption program managers reported that another explicit objective was to allow families to decide their level of involvement with PAS and to identify the types of services they believed they needed. One program manager reported that providing supportive services in a family-centered manner, all services being consumer driven, was critical to the success of the program. One PAS provider stated that the best part of the program was its ability to tailor services to the needs of families, that the program did not put families in a box. Another PAS provider noted that a strength of the program was that services were not mandated, allowing families to access services on their own accord.

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