Provides examples of how State and local programs fund postadoption services.
Moving Away From Crisis? Alternatives in Financing Child Welfare Services in Connecticut (PDF - 435 KB)
Geballe & Langer (2005)
Explores financing options to create a more cost-effective, and child- and family-supportive, child welfare system. The report highlights proposals by the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care to reform Federal funding rules so that the Federal Government can be a more effective partner.
Policies and Procedures Related to the Management of the Special Needs Adoption Subsidy Program (PDF - 151 KB)
Virginia Department of Social Services (2007)
Responds to the legislative mandate to study policies and procedures related to the management of the special needs adoption subsidy program. The study is a result of unexpected growth in expenditures.
Projects to Develop Programs to Strengthen Marriages: Final Evaluation Report
Oklahoma Department of Human Services (2007)
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Discusses the activities and outcomes of a federally funded project, with a strong marriage education component, designed to strengthen marriages of adoptive couples and postadoption services in Oklahoma. The report includes background information on the need for marriage education services, participant characteristics, a program model, and program evaluation.
Report to the Legislature: Efforts to Contain Per Capita Cost of Adoption Support and Foster Care Services (PDF - 51 KB)
Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration, Finance and Operations Support Division (2006)
Documents efforts by Washington State to control reimbursement decisions for foster care and adoption support cases. The goal was for the aggregate average cost per case not to exceed the amounts assumed in the projected caseload expenditures.