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September 2000Vol. 1, No. 6New Website Focuses on Adoption and Foster Care Data

The Children's Bureau has launched a new website devoted to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).

AFCARS is a system for collecting data on children in foster care and children who have been adopted under the auspices of a State child welfare agency. The site provides access to policy and technical documentation, software, data tables, and other items related to AFCARS. Visit

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Child Welfare Outcomes 1998, released by the Department of Health and Human Services in August, relies in part on AFCARS data. Read "DHHS Report Takes First Close Look at Child Welfare Outcomes in States," in this issue of CB Express. The report is available online at