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Post-Adoption Services

In May 2011, NACAC and other child welfare organizations held a Congressional briefing on the need for post-adoption services and recommend policy reforms
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Read recommendations

Advocates who are seeking to improve or sustain post-adoption services in their communities should download NACAC's toolkit—Advocating for Post-Adoption Services: Tools to Promote Parent-Led and Child-Driven Services.

Advocates will also benefit from NACAC's new Adoption Advocacy Toolbox—a whole section of our site devoted to providing advocates with the information they need.

Click here for more information about the U.S.
tax credit for adoptive families.

Post-placement support is critical to achieving the goal of finding permanent, stable, loving families for children, as well as maintaining those families who have already adopted. Parents need information that will strengthen their families, and enable them to handle the challenges of adoptive parenting.

Unfortunately, these challenges are all too common. Children adopted from the foster care system—as well as many children adopted privately or internationally—face a daunting variety of physical and emotional special needs: depression and anxiety, mental illness, sexual acting out, fetal alcohol syndrome or effect, attention deficit disorder, central auditory processing disorder, emotional disabilities, attachment disorder, learning disabilities, mental retardation, orthopedic impairments, speech and language impairments, AIDS or HIV, and other severe physical disabilities.

In this section, you will find information on:

Click here for more information about the U.S. tax credit for adoptive families.

You can also download NACAC's publication Developing a Parent-to-Parent Support Network, which provides information about creating your own peer support network for post-adoption services.

Visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway to learn more about post-adoption services provided in your state.

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848