• November 2012
  • Vol. 13, No. 10

Spotlight on National Adoption Month

CBX spotlights this year's National Adoption Month initiative, announces the winners of the Centennial Adoption Excellence Awards, highlights a Diligent Recruitment grant in Texas, and links to a nutrition guide for foster and adoptive parents.

  • November Is National Adoption Month
    Finding permanent, loving families for the more than 104,000 children waiting for adoption is a top priority for the Children's Bureau. November is National Adoption Month, and this year's theme,...

  • Centennial Year Adoption Excellence Awards
    The Children's Bureau recently presented its annual Adoption Excellence Awards to 14 organizations, families, and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to promoting adoption and...

  • Texas Permanency and Family Resource Development
    In 2008 and 2010, the Children's Bureau awarded a number of cooperative agreements for the Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System. One of the 2010 grants resulted...

  • Adoption Practices and Islamic Principles
    A new effort by the Muslim Women's Shura Council aims to address the complex issue of adoption and Islamic law. The Shura Council is a global initiative composed of Muslim women scholars,...

  • Growing Up in Open Adoption
    The perspective of young adults who grew up in open adoptions is the focus of a recent study in Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. The article, written by Deborah H....

  • Nutrition Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents
    Malnutrition has a significant, unseen effect on brain development and lifelong cognitive functioning. A large number of adopted and foster children, especially those adopted internationally, have...

  • LGBT Foster and Adoptive Families
    A June 2012 issue brief by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), Family Equality Council, and Center for American Progress provides an overview of the obstacles faced by many lesbian, gay,...