Assessing the Field of Post-Adoption Services: Family Needs, Program Models, and Evaluation Issues. Case Study Report. 5.3.4 Adoptive Family Recruitment


Virginia was the only state in which the state adoption program manager expressly identified the PAS program as a tool for recruiting adoptive families. She reasoned that if families learned about state-supported PAS before adopting, they would be more likely to feel secure enough to adopt and to seek out PAS after adoption. PAS providers in Texas and Massachusetts noted this connection, however, reporting that they often presented their PAS programs at pre-adoption parent training, raising awareness about PAS and helping to encourage potential adoptive parents.

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