(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Post-Legal Adoption Service: Services provided subsequent to legal finalization of the adoption. There are primarily four types of post-legal service providers: social service agencies, private therapists, mental health clinics and self-help groups.
Resources for Families and Children with Disabilities
Resources for Families and Children with Disabilities (8/01) National Associations (some have monthly newsletters and state/local branches) Alliance of Genetic Support Groups 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW #404 Washington, DC 20008-2304 (800) 336-GENE (336-4363)-helpline only (202) 966-5557 Fax: (202)...
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child... After Adoption: The Need for Services
The National Adoption Information Clearinghouse factsheet "Adoption and the Stages of Development: What Parents Can Expect at Different Ages" discusses stages of child development in general and the adoption-related issues associated with each stage. The factsheet introduces the concept of... Respite Care Services for Families Who Adopt Children With Special Needs
Post-adoption services are essential to support families who have adopted children with special needs, especially medically fragile children and children with physical or emotional disorders. One of these services is respite care - temporary care for the children that can provide a break for the...