When we consider permanency in adoption, we must reflect on this with the understanding that permanency is not achieved simply through a court decree that says “finalized.” The impact of adoption is lifelong, with different needs and issues that may arise at various points. Each individual and family will live their adoption experience uniquely; but one shared aspect is that every family can benefit from a connection to quality supports. Although we often associate the need for pre- and post-adoption services as more relevant to older child adoptions and special needs adoptions, the reality is, every adoption has needs that will manifest themselves throughout the lifespan. Read the entire article here.