Oklahoma Post-Adoption Services Program

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The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Post-Adoption Services Program helps secure and support safe and permanent adoptive families for children with special needs. Adoption assistance is designed to provide adoptive families of any economic stratum with needed social services and medical and financial support to care for children considered difficult to place. Unlike the Bridge Resource Family Program, adoptive parents are primarily responsible for the child’s support. Benefits provided through the Post-Adoption Services Program are designed to supplement the resources of the adoptive family.

Title IV-E of the Social Security Act provides for a federal adoption assistance program to assist states in providing assistance to eligible children with special needs. If a child with special needs is not eligible for federally funded adoption assistance, the child may be eligible for state funded assistance under the Oklahoma Adoption Assistance Act.

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