PSSF Adoption Promotion & Post-Permanency Services

Adoption Promotion & Post-Permanency Support (APP/APS)

Adoption Promotion and Post-Permanency services are designed to encourage and support permanency for children through adoption, when adoption is in the best interest of the child or to facilitate permanency for children through relative guardianship and to prevent disruption or dissolution of those relationships. It is common for adoptive families to need support and services to prepare for and sustain adoption. Families of children who have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse, out-of-home care, or institutionalization may require more intensive services as children may have ongoing emotional, developmental, physical, or behavioral difficulties. Families who adopt children with special needs also face additional challenges that may be compounded by the child’s past experiences of child abuse and neglect.

Adoption Promotion and Post-Permanency Support Service Requirements
  1. Initial Family Assessment & Service Plan
  2. Case Management
  3. Parent Training
  4. Respite
Based on the results of the assessment and case plan goals, service plans may also include:
  • Behavior Management
  • Therapy
  • Legal Services
  • Supervised pre-adoption visits with adoptive parents
  • Supervised post-adoption visits with relatives, other significant adults or siblings
  • Support groups