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


Observations on the factors that influence evaluation of PAS programs are drawn largely from case-study interviews. There is no assumption that the states participating in the case studies were typical; in fact, they were selected by experts in the field to represent well-regarded programs. The barriers to evaluation that these programs have encountered are therefore likely to be present equally, if not more so, in other states.

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