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


The case-study states varied in the amount and kind of evaluation they were conducting with their PAS programs. All states were collecting data with which they could monitor client characteristics, service use, and client satisfaction. These data were not consistently analyzed, however. Outcome evaluations were less commonly done. Several barriers hindered evaluation, including lack of funding, design issues related to the nature of PAS programs, and lack of enthusiasm on the part of PAS program staff.

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