Major Adoption Study Says Families NOT Receiving Essential Services

In a major new study of adoption practices across the country, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute said too many families are not receiving essential services while raising children who previously had been abused, neglected or institutionalized.

The report, “Keeping The Promise: The Critical Need for Post-Adoption Services to Enable Children and Families to Succeed,” links the current challenges to the changing face of adoption over the past two decades. Adoption of relinquished infants has become far rarer, now numbering an estimated 14,000 a year, while adoptions out of foster care — involving many children who suffered abuse or neglect — have soared from about 31,000 in 1997 to more than 57,000 last year.

You can read the story as reported by the Sun Sentinel here, or visit the the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institue to view the report, read the executive summary, or download a PDF of it in it’s entirety here.

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