Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Alaska Adoption, Recruitment, Privatization, and Permanency Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
by Carmody, Charity, M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University, 2018, 79; 10792862
Abstract (Summary)

This paper explores the answers to two questions. The first question is, How and in what ways is Alaska providing adoption recruitment and matching services for children in foster care? The second is, Should Alaska pursue privatization of adoption recruitment and matching services as a means for increasing permanency outcomes for children in foster care? The qualitative study was conducted using both primary and secondary research. I accessed existing privatization studies in other states, Alaska child welfare records and research, and interviewed child welfare professionals. The findings showed that Alaska currently has some private adoption recruitment efforts but there are currently no private adoption matching efforts. The findings also showed that many states have privatized adoption recruitment and matching efforts, and that Alaska should pursue privatization as a means to achieve better permanency outcomes for children waiting in foster care.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lund, Carole
Commitee: Abramczyk, Sarah, Lund, Carole, Morgan, Stephanie, Thiru, Yaso
School: Alaska Pacific University
Department: Business Administration
School Location: United States -- Alaska
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Public policy
Keywords: Adoption, Child welfare, Children, Foster care, Privatization, Social work
Publication Number: 10792862
ISBN: 9780355861747
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