Postplacement Adoption Casework Practice
The availability of quality postplacement services is critical to families formed by adoption. Professionals who provide postadoption services need to be experts in both adoption and cultural competence to work with all types of families with children who were adopted. In this section find resources that assist adoption professionals in identifying, providing, and evaluating quality postplacement services.
- Evaluation of postadoption services programs
- Financial assistance for families
- Helping adoptive families adjust through children's developmental stages
- Maintaining/maximizing placement stability
- Need for postadoption services
- Postplacement adoption openness/maintaining connections
- Range of postplacement adoption services
- Supporting families formed by adoption through situational crises
- Supporting transracial and transcultural adoptive families
- Supporting kinship caregivers who adopt
- Training to provide postplacement adoption services
Keeping the Promise: The Critical Need for Post-Adoption Services to Enable Children and Families to Succeed (PDF - 1003 KB)
Evan B. Donaldson Institute (2010)
Presents a comprehensive compilation of knowledge about postadoption services including recommendations for improvements.
Logic Model Builder for Postadoption Services Programs
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Assists postadoption services programs evaluate their effectiveness in improving outcomes for children and families.
|Providing Background Information to Adoptive Parents|
|Series Title:||Bulletins for Professionals|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2012 - 9 pages|
|Outlines child welfare professionals' legal responsibility to provide background information to adoptive families about their prospective child or youth. The bulletin outlines the benefits of disclosure to the child, the adoptive family, and the adoption agency. It addresses the information that should be provided, helping families understand the information, international adoption where little or no information is available, wrongful adoption, and additional resources.|
Child Welfare Information Gateway encourages States and localities to submit information on their postadoption initiatives for inclusion in the Information Gateway library and website to share with their peers across the country. Send information to email@example.com.