“Mental health professionals also need to be aware of the dynamics specific to the adoptive process to best support their patients,” says Foli, who collaborates with Susan South, an associate professor of psychological sciences, and Eunjung Lim, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii. Read more>>
The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) in partnership with the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY) have launched “Building Strong Families: Advancing Post-Adoption Services.” This bold initiative will address the need for resources, education and funding for quality and accessible post-adoption services (PAS). The availability of appropriate PAS are critical to ensuring the well-being of children, preserving adoptions from foster care, preventing adoption dissolutions/disruptions, and supporting and strengthening families.
DAI and AFFCNY will seek to raise awareness and advocacy to advance a state law mandating and streamlining quality post-adoption services. The “Building Strong Families” website will provide information and updates on these efforts and advocacy tools, as well as other resources and information about post-adoption services and needs.
The Freddie Mac Foundation generously provided initial funding.
Below you’ll find significant developments and information on post-adoption services across the country. Updates aggregate recent national and state level PAS policy, research, resources and news. Click on the headings to see other recent progress on PAS.
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Highlighting parents, young adults, and professionals in the adoption community.