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Strengthening Families and Communities: Creative Strategies for Financing Post-Adoption Services, A White Paper

Freundlich, Madeline; Farrow, Frank; McCarthy, Patrick

Annie E. Casey Foundation; Casey Family Services

2003

This paper outlines and describes existing core federal funding streams that can be blended at the state and local level to develop a foundation of fiscal support for services vital to sustaining the increasing number of special needs adoptions. This paper also provides a framework for states to maximize federal reimbursements for child welfare services by finding savings in state general funds.