• November 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 10

Spotlight on National Adoption Month

CBX spotlights this year's National Adoption Month initiative, features an article on the pilot Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children project, highlights a study comparing sibling groups receiving Neighbor To Family services with siblings groups in traditional foster care, and points to an examination of postadoption services provided by States.

  • November Is National Adoption Month
    November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for the 102,000 waiting children and youth in foster care. Funded by the Children’s...
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  • National Pilot to Support Interstate Placements of Children
    By Anita Light, Sr. Deputy Executive Director, American Public Human Services Association Children needing placements across State borders may see shorter wait times and States may realize cost...
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  • Permanency for Sibling Groups: The Neighbor to Family Model
    Research has shown that keeping siblings together when they enter foster care bolsters positive outcomes, including reducing the trauma they experience upon being removed from their homes. The...
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  • Postadoption Sibling Contact in New Jersey
    State law in New Jersey makes no provision for postadoption contact agreements between adoptive and birth families, so contact between an adopted child and his or her birth siblings is left to the...
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  • Review of Postadoption Services in the United States
    Postadoption services can be critical to successful adoptions, particularly those that include children from foster care who may have had traumatic life experiences. To better understand...
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  • Characteristics of Adopted Children, Stepchildren
    A report released by the U.S. Census Bureau describes the characteristics of adopted children and stepchildren and compares them to characteristics of biological children. According to the report,...
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