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I need help with my adopted child. What resources are available to me in my State?

Child Welfare


Postadoption services—services provided after a child is placed for adoption or after adoption finalization—are designed to support adoptive families and may help reduce the likelihood of adoption disruption or dissolution. Since adoption is governed by state law and policy, the type of postadoption services available to adoptive families varies from state to state. Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, provides state-by-state information about the types of services available to families: https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_assistance/questions.cfm?...

The information on this site is updated by the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) (http://www.aaicama.org/cms/).

Child Welfare Information Gateway also provides detailed information about State postadoption assistance programs through its related resource list: State Post Adoption Services and Programs.

Last Reviewed: August 3, 2016