• November 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 9

Spotlight on National Adoption Month

This month, CBX celebrates National Adoption Month, bringing you information about this Federal initiative that includes a public campaign and website. Read about how agencies celebrate National Adoption Month, and find out more about the latest adoption resources and research.

  • Celebrate National Adoption Month!
    November is National Adoption Month, a time to call attention to the 130,000 children and youth in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. Recognized by Presidential Proclamation, National...

  • New PSA Campaign Recruits Families for African-American Children
    The Children's Bureau and AdoptUsKids have partnered with the Ad Council once again to produce a series of humorous and heartwarming public service announcements (PSAs) designed to encourage the...

  • Adoption Month Calendar Features Innovative Activities
    The 2009 National Adoption Month calendar illustrates the many ways that National Adoption Month is observed around the country. As in past years, the calendar provides a list of...

  • National Survey of Adoptive Parents Releases First Data
    The National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) is the first national large-scale survey of parents who have adopted children through private adoption, intercountry adoption, and adoption from...

  • Postadoption Support Guide
    Adoptive families often need help and support to ease the adoption transition for their child and family and, sometimes, to address issues specific to their adoption situation. The Dave Thomas...

  • Positive Outcomes for Late-Placed Adoptees
    An increase in the percentage of children adopted at older ages prompted a new study that compared early- and late-placed adoptees on various measures of adulthood success. "Age at Adoption:...

  • Court Collaboration Expedites Adoptions
    A new report from Michigan's State Court Administrative Office describes how 13 counties with the largest adoption dockets in Michigan achieved a 14-percent increase in adoptions in 1 year. The...

  • Parent-to-Parent Support for Adoptive Families
    Drawing on their years of experience working with adoptive parent support networks, the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has issued a new publication that highlights the value...