The Adoption Services Unit works with the public and adoption agencies to provide oversight and supervision of adoption petitions and post-adoption information requests. The professional and support staff are charged with ensuring that the confidentiality of information is maintained and that the adoption process is handled expeditiously as required by law. The Adoption Services Unit processes adoption petitions for direct placement, agency, adult, stepparent, and relative adoptions. Adoptions Services also accepts petitions regarding post-adoption matters, including confidential intermediary services. In addition, two permanency coordinators handle a specialized Adoption Permanency Docket and monitor the progress toward adoption permanency for each child.