Canadian Research in Brief

An evaluation of post-adoption services

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Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 162-179.

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Authors

Dhami, Mandeep K.
Mandel, David R.
Sothmann, Katy

This study reports on an evaluation of post-adoption services done in B.C., looking at the needs of adoptive families and the effectiveness of post-adoption services. Adoptive parents indicated their concerns about adoption, the types of post-adoption services that they needed, their sources of support, and the importance of various kinds of support services. The report recommends ways in which post-adoption services can be developed to have an increased positive impact on the lives of adoptive families.