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What are the requirements to adopt a child from foster ...

The adoption of children who are in the custody of their State or county's Department of Child and Family Services is usually handled by local public agencies and/or private agencies under contract with their State or county. In public agency adoptions, adoption matches are generally arranged by the agency through a meeting of several social workers and supervisors and/or by a placement committee, based on the needs of the child and the ability of the family to meet those needs.

The requirements to adopt vary from State to State in accordance with State laws and agency policies/regulations. The path to adoption...

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Date: 2018-03-22 11:04:27

Adoption | Children's Bureau | ACF

The Children's Bureau compiled data submitted by title IV-E agencies reporting their calculated "Adoption Savings" and their reported expenditure of those savings. These are savings that states and tribes experienced with respect to their own funds due to the expansion of eligibility under the federal title IV-E Adoption Assistance program. Federal law requires the Children's Bureau to collect and post these data annually, beginning with data for federal fiscal year 2015.

Adoption Savings Data, Fiscal Year 2015

Adoption Training and Technical Assistance

Adoption Training and Technical Assistance CB's Training and Technical Assistance Network...

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Date: 2018-03-22 13:40:54

Adoption & Foster Care Statistics | Children's Bureau | ACF

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with title IV-E agency involvement. See Reporting Systems for more information.

Trends in Foster Care and Adoption - Presents national estimates of foster care and adoption population characteristics. Includes a new data visualization.

AFCARS Reports

AFCARS Report #13 (Preliminary Estimates for Fiscal Year 2005)

AFCARS Report #12 (Final for Fiscal Year 1998 through Fiscal Year 2002)

AFCARS...

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Date: 2018-03-22 08:38:01

Related topics : adopting a child from foster care in another state / adopting a child from foster care system / foster care adoption agencies / what is it like to adopt a child from foster care / adopt a child in foster care

How can I find my birth parents or birth relatives ...

Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, offers a web section that outlines the steps of the search process. The publication titled " Searching for Birth Relatives " contains basic information on obtaining birth and/or adoption records, conducting a search, reuniting with birth relatives, dealing with...

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Date: 2018-03-22 20:31:29

Related topics : adoption birth parent search / adoption find birth parents / adoption records search / adoption and family information service / adoption information services

Foster Care | Children's Bureau | ACF

Through the title IV-E Foster Care program, the Children's Bureau supports states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) provide board and care payments for eligible children who are under the supervision of the state and placed in foster family homes or childcare institutions that are safe and licensed. The program is authorized by title IV-E of the Social Security Act, as amended, and implemented under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 45 CFR parts 1355, 1356, and...

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Date: 2018-03-22 08:08:27

Related topics : children in foster care / foster care programs / foster care information / foster care parents / foster care home

How many children are in foster care in the United States ...

Through the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, collects data...

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Date: 2018-03-22 12:55:50

Related topics : foster children available for adoption / foster care and adoption / children in foster care / foster to adopt children / foster children available