The flow chart is entitled National Consortium for Post Legal Adoption Services Adoption Support and Preservation. The first row of four boxes illustrates guiding principles. The first box states "Adoption is different. The dynamics of a family created by adoption are different from the dynamics of a family created by birth." The second box states "Adoption is life-long and its impact creates unique opportunities and challenges for families and communities." The third box states "Adoption is mutually beneficial to parent, child and society." The fourth box states "Society is responsible for supporting and aiding integration and preservation of adoptive families."
The second row is a description of a network or team who deliver and facilitate services. The box states "A local cross-system network or team of adopted people, parents, peers and professionals."
The third row lists a series of boxes naming types of services delivered by the network or team. The first box is advocacy. The second box states family education. The third box is information and referral. The fourth box is financial supports. The fifth box is family support. The sixth box is community support. The seventh box is psycho-social services. The eight box is reunions and record inquiries. The ninth box is mediation and problem solving. The tenth box is service coordination.
The fourth row lists a series of qualities of the services. The first box is community based. The second box is family centered. The third box is adoption sensitive and competent. The fourth box is multi-disciplined. The fifth box is strength focused and normalizing. The sixth box is directed by family. The sixth box is culturally sensitive and competent.
The last row lists results of the services. The first box is strengthened family integration. The second box is strengthened attachment. The third box is strengthened family functioning. The fourth box is strengthened parental entitlement and claiming. The fifth box is strengthened identity formation of family members. The sixth box is strengthened community networks.
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