(750 ILCS 50/18.9)
    Sec. 18.9. Post-placement and post-adoption support services.
    (a) It is the public policy of this State to find permanency for children through adoption and to prevent placement disruption, adoption dissolution, and secondary placement. Access to post-placement and post-adoption support services to provide support and resources for youth in care as defined in Section 4d of the Children and Family Services Act, foster families, and adoptive families is essential to promote permanency. Public awareness of post-placement and post-adoption services and the ability of families to utilize effective services are essential to permanency.
    (b) The Department shall establish and maintain post-placement and post-adoption support services.
    (c) The Department shall post information about the Department's post-placement and post-adoption support services on the Department's website and shall provide the information to every licensed child welfare agency, every out of State placement agency or entity approved under Section 4.1 of this Act, and any entity providing adoption support services in the Illinois courts. The Department's post-placement and post-adoption support services shall be referenced in information regarding adoptive parents' rights and responsibilities that the Department publishes and provides to adoptive parents under this Act. The Department shall establish and maintain a toll-free number to advise the public about its post-placement and post-adoption support services and post the number on its website.
    (d) Every licensed child welfare agency, every entity approved under Section 4.1 of this Act, and any entity providing adoption support services in the Illinois courts shall provide the Department's website address and link to the Department's post-placement and post-adoption services information set forth in subsection (c) of this Section, including the Department's toll-free number, to every adoptive parent with whom they work in Illinois. This information shall be provided prior to placement.
    (e) Beginning one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, the Department shall report annually to the General Assembly on January 15 the following information for the preceding year:
        (1) a description of all post-placement and
    
post-adoption support services the Department provides;
        (2) without identifying the names of the recipients
    
of the services, the number of foster parents, prospective adoptive parents, and adoptive families in Illinois who have received the Department's post-placement and post-adoption support services and the type of services provided;
        (3) the number of families who have contacted the
    
Department about its post-placement and post-adoption services due to a potential placement disruption, adoption dissolution, secondary placement, or unregulated placement, but for whom the Department declined to provide post-placement and post-adoption support services and the reasons that services were denied; and
        (4) the number of placement disruptions, adoption
    
dissolutions, unregulated placements, and secondary placements, and for each one:
            (A) the type of placement or adoption, including
        
whether the child who was the subject of the placement was a youth in care as defined in Section 4d of the Children and Family Services Act, and if the child was not a youth in care, whether the adoption was a private, agency, agency-assisted, interstate, or intercountry adoption;
            (B) if the placement or adoption was
        
intercountry, the country of birth of the child;
            (C) whether the child who was the subject of the
        
placement disruption, adoption dissolution, unregulated placement, or secondary placement entered State custody;
            (D) the length of the placement prior to the
        
placement disruption, adoption dissolution, unregulated placement, or secondary placement;
            (E) the age of the child at the time of the
        
placement disruption, adoption dissolution, unregulated placement, or secondary placement;
            (F) the reason, if known, for the placement
        
disruption, adoption dissolution, unregulated placement, or secondary placement; and
            (G) if a licensed child welfare agency or any
        
approved out of State placing entity participated in the initial placement, and, if applicable, the name of the agency or approved out of State placing entity.
(Source: P.A. 99-49, eff. 7-15-15; 100-159, eff. 8-18-17.)