Research Shows that IFPS with Post-Adoptive Families is Effective

Currently, information about where and to what extent Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS) is used with adoptive families is sparse and anecdotal. With the rise in special needs adoptions across the United States and the federal government's emphasis and incentives to place legally freed foster children into adoptive homes, we can expect that an increasing number of adoptive families will need assistance and support in adapting to their new family and remaining together. This study sought to determine whether IFPS is an effective method by which to preserve adoptive families. (From the report's Executive Summary.)

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