Finding and Using Postadoption Services (CWIG)
Per the Child Welfare Information Gateway:
It is common for adoptive families to need
support and services after adoption. Postadoption services can help families
with a wide range of issues. They are available for everything from learning
how to explain adoption to a preschooler, to helping a child who experienced
early childhood abuse, to supporting an adopted teen’s search for identity.
Experience with adoptive families has shown that all family members can
benefit from some type of postadoption support. Families of children who
have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse, out-of-home care, or
institutionalization may require more intensive services.