Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance: Final Report, 1998-2003.
Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA).
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This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a federally funded five-year cooperative grant between the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) and the Children's Bureau to administer and support the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA). During the grant period, AAICAMA has: advocated and promoted activities to facilitate joinder by States which has resulted in 44 States plus the District of Columbia becoming members of ICAMA; revised the Compact Administrator's Handbook to reflect the expanded roles and responsibilities of administrators; provided technical assistance and education to adoption professionals on the legal underpinnings of special needs adoption, the application of the Adoption Assistance Program, Medicaid eligibility, and effective ways to reduce geographic barriers; learned through evaluation and extensive contact with the States the most promising ways of obtaining reliable date from the States; convened five regional meetings and five annual meetings for compact administrators, adoption professionals, staff involved in Medicaid issues, advocates, and legal staff; and compiled and disseminated information on topics of importance to State agencies. Lessons learned throughout the grant activities are noted in the report, and future directions are discussed. (Author abstract modified)
icama; adoption laws; interstate adoption; medicaid; adoption subsidies; financial assistance; medical services; aphsa; outcomes