Term Adoption Services
Code PH-0300
Definition Programs that participate in arranging permanent homes under new legal parentage for individuals whose birth parents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care. Included are programs that provide counseling and assistance for people who decide to relinquish their children for adoption or arrange for an independent adoption; which recruit, select, counsel and match suitable adoptive parents with children who have been relinquished; which assist in the adoption of stepchildren, adults or foreign-born children; which provide foster care for children who have been relinquished for adoption but not yet placed; and/or which assist people who are adopted to locate their birth parents and birth parents to locate the children they relinquished.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 1/13/16
Use References
See Also References Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-030)
Adoption Courts (FC-8200.8100-050)
Adoption Legal Services (FT-3000.0300)
Adoption Petition Filing Offices (FJ-1600.0300)
Adoption Records (DF-7000.0100)
Adoption Support Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2300.0300)
Adoptive Family Recruitment (PH-2400.0200)
External Classification Terms Adoption (UW
Adoption (NPC P02.02)
Adoption (NTE P31)
Individual, Family and Community Support (USA IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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