Adoption preservation services help keep adoptive families together through crises and difficult times. In this section, find information about and examples of adoption preservation services.
Adoption and Subsidized Guardianship Preservation
Children's Home + Aid
Provides an intensive, crisis-intervention service to Illinois families when an adoption is at risk of dissolution. Services it provides include crisis intervention, intensive family and individual therapy, art and play therapy, respite, support groups, case management, and advocacy.
Adoption Preservation Program (PDF - 43 KB)
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Illustrates the range of services available to South Carolina families experiencing difficulties after adoption.
Adoption/Subsidized Guardianship Preservation Services
Describes programs available to families whose adopted child is presenting a special challenge.
Investing in Adoptive Families: What Adoptive Families Tell Us Regarding the Benefits of Adoption Preservation Services
Zosky, Howard, Smith, Howard, & Shelvin
Adoption Quarterly, 8(3), 2005
Describes, through adoptive parents' experiences and voices, how adoption preservation services helped them raise their children successfully.
Adoption Support and Preservation
Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Offers a comprehensive continuum of postadoption support including crisis intervention, child and family counseling, adoptive family support groups, relief team development, and parenting education.