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Adoption Services (Family First Act) Survey

We are seeking to identify post-adoption support programs that may meet the criteria to be included in the list of services that states can offer under the Family First Act. Under the Family First Act, a state (if they choose the option) can provide up to 12 months of in-home services, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment and prevention services. The child in question must be considered a “candidate for foster care” meaning they are at-risk of foster care. Services and treatment can include the family. There is no income eligibility requirement and no limit to the number of 12-month spells of such service/treatment. This potential service includes a child who has been adopted. This means that after an adoption—even if years later—could be covered by such services, post-adoption services. Please consider responding to the following questions in regards to your agencies post-adoption services, if you have multiple options in your community please feel free to submit multiple surveys to outline all of the services available. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation. 

Once we have collected and analysed all of the data, we will report back to all participants with the overall results and;

  1. What needs to be elevated to the Administration of Children and Families;

  2. Identify any large gaps and/or needs within each of the communities and;

  3. Work closely with all of our members to ensure that the adoption community is not left out out of the implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Please follow this link to locate the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3GWCKPB

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation and participation. We look forward to hearing back from everyone. If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Schylar Baber at director@voice-for-adoption.org or 202-210-8118.