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November 2003Vol. 4, No. 9Adoption Opportunities Grant Awards

The Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded approximately $7 million for Adoption Opportunities Demonstration Activities. Grants were awarded in four priority areas:

  • Adoptive Placements for Children in Foster Care
  • Projects to Improve Recruitment of Adoptive Parents in Rural Communities
  • Developing a National Network of Adoption Advocacy Programs
  • Administration of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance

Grant awards were also announced for Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities (including nine grants in the priority area of Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care), Child Welfare Training Project Activities, and Promoting Safe and Stable Families Activities. Find the full list of grantees on the Children's Bureau website at