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May 2008Vol. 9, No. 4State Guidelines for Prospective Adoptive and Foster Parents

A new information service is now available from AdoptUsKids that offers information to child welfare professionals and prospective adoptive and foster parents who want to learn more about State guidelines, local agencies, parent support groups, and resources that can help with the child placement process. Interested parties are contacted by a Recruitment Response Team that works exclusively with families looking to adopt or foster a child. The service includes an online contact form and a State-by-State interactive map.

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More information on State and local foster care and adoption can be found in Child Welfare Information Gateway's National Foster Care and Adoption Directory, a searchable database: