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Finding and Using Postadoption Services
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
(PDF - 525 KB)
Adoptive families often need support and services after adoption to help them deal with a wide range of issues. This factsheet describes some of the postadoption issues that may arise and how the needs of adopted children and youth change according to their age and developmental stage. Information is provided on the different types of postadoption services available and on how and where families can obtain services. The factsheet also explains what parents can do if quality postadoption services are not readily available to them and includes a list of additional resources.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Postadoption Issues That Adoptive Families Often Encounter
Changing Needs for Support at Different Ages and Developmental Stages
Types of Postadoption Services
Organizations That Provide Services
Finding Postadoption Services
Paying for Postadoption Services
Advocating for Postadoption Services
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Acknowledgment(s): The original (2006) version of this factsheet was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Susan Frievalds. This update is made possible by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the funding agency, nor does the funding agency endorse the products or organizations mentioned in this factsheet.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Finding and using postadoption services. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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