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Details for Program Adoption
Program Name Adoption
Division Division of Social Services
Program Description


Adoption helps children whose birth parents cannot care for them to become part of a new family. It establishes the legal relationship of parent and child between people who are not related by birth.
Departments of social services and private agencies receive federal, state and county appropriations to help place children in permanent homes. Services include:
·         Recruiting, assessing and selecting adoptive homes.
·         Casework services for adoptive families to help sustain the placement.
·         Help finalizing the legal adoption.
·         Post-adoption services.

Eligible children with special needs receive adoption assistance benefits to support the adoptive placements.

Intended Beneficiaries Infants, children and adolescents from foster care system.
Web Site http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dss/adoption/index.htm
Year Initiated 1980 CRIS Number 2302 Grants No

Program Performance Measures
Measure Definition 2014 Actual 2015 Actual 2016 Actual 2017 Targets Performance Type
Number of children from the foster care system placed in adoptive homes. Outcome
Measure Trend
Measure Note

Program Target Population
Service Name Age Range Start Age Range End

Program Budget and Expenditure Information
Fiscal Year 2017 Fiscal Year 2018
Budget Amount Expenditure Amount Budget Amount Expenditure Amount
Total Requirements 0 0 0 0

Program Related Services
Service Name Service Description
Program Glossary


A program is one or more services that are related with a goal to achieve a positive outcome for specific groups or individuals intended to benefit from the program.


A division or office is the administrative unit by which the work of the department of Health and Human Services structures and manages the work performed on behalf of North Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is divided into 30 divisions and offices. Divisions fall under four broad service areas – health, human services, administrative and support functions.

Program Goal

The program goal describes what the program wants to accomplish, for what intended beneficiaries and for what result.

Program Description

This describes what need the program addresses; how it is being done; who or what population is being served; and who is eligible.

Intended Beneficiaries

Intended Beneficiaries indicate who the program is intended to benefit.

Year Initiated

This is in reference to the year the program or service was first offered in North Carolina.

Community Resource Information System (CRIS) Number

The Community Resource Information System (CRIS) helps local communities in North Carolina obtain information about state government financial assistance and other programs. This number references the corresponding information about this program within CRIS.


A Grant is funding provided to applicants to carry out activities.

Competitive Bidding

Refers to whether an entity or entities are eligible to apply for funding to carry out activities.

Budget and Expenditure Information

  • State Administrative (Budget\Expenditure)
    • Funds administered at the state level to support activities.

  • State Service (Budget\Expenditure)
    • Funds spent at the state level to provide services.

  • Local Administration (Budget\Expenditure)
    • Funds administered at the local level to support activities.

  • Local Service (Budget\Expenditure)
    • Funds spent at the local level to provide services.

  • Intra-governmental Transfers (Budget\Expenditure)
    • Transfers of funding from one state agency to another state agency to support activities.

  • Total Requirements (Budget\Expenditure)
    • The total of local, federal and state funding.

  • Federal Receipts
    • Funds received from federal government to support activities.

  • County/Local Receipts
    • Funds received from local entities to support activities.

  • Other Receipts
    • Funds received by state agencies for activities such as patient receipts in hospitals, annual fees for licenses, or as fines for violations of state regulations.

  • General Fund Appropriation
    • State funds approved by the General Assembly to support activities.

  • FTE
    • Indicates the number of full time positions.

  • Continuation Budget
    • The amount of ongoing funding for a specific activity.

  • Legislative Adjustments
    • This is a change to the ongoing budget, usually an increase or decrease made by the General Assembly.

  • Authorized Adjustments
    • Adjustments to the budget allowed by the State Budget Act.

  • Budget
    • The addition of the budget that includes authorized and legislative adjustments.

Program Performance Measures

Performance Measures

Measures are indicators of the expectations, progress and results of a program, service or contract measures are indicators of expectations, progress and results of a program, service or contract.

Measure Type

  • Demand Measure
    • Demand measures shows the number of services or products that is expected to be requested or required by those who receive or want to receive services.

  • Input Measure
    • Input measures show the amount of resources either financial or otherwise used for a specific service or program.

  • Efficiency Measure
    • Efficiency measures show the cost per service output or outcome.

  • Output Measure
    • Output measures show the number of activities, or products provided by a service or program.

  • Outcome Measure
    • Outcome measures show the results of the services provided. . Outcome measures assess program impact and show whether expected results are met.

  • Quality Measure
    • Quality measures shows the effectiveness in meeting the needs and expectations of those who receive services.

Preferred Trend

References the preferred way to access performance

Explanatory Notes on Performance Measures

Provides an explanation of any factors and changes that have affected the program or service’s performance.

Fiscal Year

The twelve-month period to which the annual budget applies. The North Carolina fiscal year begins July 1st and ends on the following June 30th.