Assessing the Field of Post-Adoption Services: Family Needs, Program Models, and Evaluation Issues. Evaluation Issues. 2.2 Services and Programs Evaluated


The establishment of several new statewide PAS programs in recent years has increased the potential for evaluations of PAS interventions and programs to be statewide, rather than smaller scale or geographically limited projects. This section examines two broad categories of evaluations:

  • Specific post-adoption services or interventions, in which clearly defined services are delivered to families with similar needs; or
  • PAS programs, which bring together an array of interventions with different objectives and activities to serve a broad range of adoptive families.

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