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Post Permanency Services

  Training & Curricula    

  • A Teleconference on Post Permanency Services
    This presentation from the National Resource Center on Foster Care and Permanency Planning, the National Resource Center on Special Needs Adoption, and the National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement summarizes a white paper report from Casey Family Services entitled “Strengthening Families and Communities: An Approach to Post-Adoption Services.”   In addition to summarizing this report which examines post-adoption services, select resources and references on post-permanency issues are provided. (June 2004)

*Many of these resources were developed previously by the National Resource Center for
Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC).

  Informational & Practice Publications, Resources, & Tools    
  • Adoption Competency Curriculum: Post-Adoption Services Trainer's Guide 
    Developed by the National Resource Center for Adoption (NRCA) this trainer’s guide is part of an Adoption Competency Curriculum (ACC) series that can be used in training child welfare staff about post-adoption services. This guide addresses challenges in post adoption services, planning for the adjustment to adoption, crisis management, and adoption disruption/dissolution. Participant handouts can be found here. (April 2011)
  • Adoption Assistance by State
    Information on this Child Welfare Information Gateway webpage is provided by the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA). View the answers to 13 questions regarding State policies on adoption assistance and post-adoption services for an individual state, or across all states.
  • A Step-By-Step Guide to Post-Adoption 
    Developed by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in partnership with the Jockey Being Family, this guide identifies the range of resources available to parents after adoptions are finalized, how to select and locate providers, and suggestions in the event resources are not available in their communities.


  Research & Reports    
  • Keeping the Promise: The Critical Need for Post-Adoption Services to Enable Children and Families to Succeed 
    This report from the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute presents extensive information in the area of post-adoption services with a focus on support for families following the adoption of children who have suffered early adverse experiences. The report discusses: challenges in families, factors shaping adoption adjustment, needs of families following adoption, recognition of the need for post-adoption services, the development of post-adoption programs, evidence-based and promising practices applicable to post-adoption services, current models of post-adoption services, barriers to receiving needed services, and recommendations. (October 2010)

  Teleconferences, Webinars, Webcasts & Videos    
  • Post Adoption Services, What’s happening in NY State? 
    The New York State Citizens’ Coalition for Children (NYSCCC) hosted a parent group conference call to discuss post adoption services in New York State and recorded the audio, which is available for listening. (March 2012) 

  State Examples    
  • New York:
    • New York City ACS - Adoption Subsidy Payment Services 
      New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services provides information for adoptive families regarding post-adoption issues, including the adoption subsidy rate adjustment, recertification, and Medicaid questions.


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Last updated 8/18/14