It is common for adoptive families to need support and services after adoption. Postadoption services can help families with a wide range of issues. They are available for everything
from learning how to explain adoption to a preschooler, to helping a child who experienced early childhood abuse, to supporting an
adopted teen’s search for identity. Experience with adoptive families has shown that all family members can benefit from some type of
postadoption support. Families of children who have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse, out-of home care, or institutionalization may require
more intensive services.