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KEEPING THE PROMISE: The Case for Adoption Support and Preservation, March 2014



This study by the Donaldson Adoption Institute breaks new ground in investigating the long-term stability of domestic adoptions from foster care through the collection of data from eight states that have some information on post-adoption stability, and through a new analysis of national AFCARS data.

The Institute’s study focuses primarily on one type of post-adoption instability: re-entry by youth into the child welfare system. It also integrates existing cross-sectional research on the needs of children and families after adoption and previously unpublished findings from the LONGSCAN study mentioned above, to outline the continuum of needs in these families. Collectively, these findings provide evidence for The Case for Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Services.


This Study was published March 2014


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