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


In addition to PAS programs, the federal Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) provides an important source of support for services needed by adoptive families through cash assistance, commonly known as subsidies. States also have the option of offering material support to adoptive families through a range of other measures that provide access to needed services. The RTI teams interviews found little evidence that PAS programs incorporated material support into their planning. Rather than compensating for limited support, strong PAS programs often were accompanied by relatively generous subsidies and other forms of support. However, adoptive families may lack adequate information about the supports available to them.

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