Child Welfare Services

Goals

Determine how relevant authorities such as the NC Department of Social Services (NCDSS) choose which private agencies are best suited for a child or for a family based on their needs. The information will be used to formulate a marketing strategy.

Early Findings

Child Welfare Services

  • Adoptive parents or families are the ones who will need to select their preferred local DSS or private adoption agencies based on their needs and preferences.
  • When looking for an adoption or foster care agency, a child psychiatrist recommends those agencies who are responsive as there will be circumstances when there is a need to urgently reach them.
  • It is also recommended to look for agencies who can allot some time for a personalized session to accommodate questions and concerns.
  • The psychiatrist also mentioned that good agencies should be able to provide opportunities for children to socialize and feel that that they are members of a larger family.
  • As for the state authorities, they can monitor and evaluate whether the families and the agencies are ensuring that the children feel that they are part of a family.
Proprietary Research Available

We found some proprietary research from one of our data partners which may be helpful:
Adoption & Child Welfare Services in the US (Ibisworld, $1,020)
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Summary of Findings
Our one hour of research revealed that adoptive parents or families are the ones who will need to select their preferred local DSS or private adoption agencies based on their preferences, and not the NC Department of Social Services (NCDSS).

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