I need help with my adopted child. What resources are available to me in my State?
Postadoption services—services provided after a child is placed for adoption or after adoption finalization—provide support to 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 (Information Gateway), a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), provides State-by-State information on the types of postadoption services available to families.
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/). Information Gateway also offers two publications that provide more information about how to access the range of postadoption services: Finding and Using Post Adoption Services and Providing Postadoption Services.