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Details for Service Adoption Services
Service Name Adoption Services Program Name Out of Home Children
Goal Provide services and protection to individuals and families experiencing serious health and safety needs who are not, at least temporarily, able to assist themselves with the goal of helping them to return to independent, community living.
Objective Assure that children being served in out-of-home placements receive support services designed to assist them in their return to home and/or community living.
Division Division of Social Services
Service Description
Adoption Services help children whose birth parents cannot care for them to become part of a new family. County departments of social services and private child-placing agencies provide these services, including:
  -  Recruiting, assessing and selecting adoptive homes.
   -  Casework services for adoptive families to help sustain the placement.
   -  Help finalizing the legal adoption.
   -  Post-adoption services.
These services benefit children in the foster care system and the families who adopt them.

Services are provided by departments of social services and through partnership between public and private agencies that include recruitment, assessment and selection of adoptive homes; casework services to adoptive families to support and sustain the placement and facilitate the finalization of the adoption. After the adoption has been completed, agencies receive payments for placements exceeding an established baseline.

Web Site https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/child-welfare-services/adoption-and-foster-care Year First Initiated 1980
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 18

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute G.S. 108A-49 & 50
State Administrative Rules 10A NCAC 70
Federal Public Law Social Security Act, Title IV-E, Section 470 et seq; as amended, Social Security Act, Title IV, Part E, Section 473A; as amended.

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0