• November 2019
  • Vol. 20, No. 9

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the 2019 National Adoption Month initiative, a series by the Capacity Building Center for States highlighting the importance of meaningful partnerships to expedite permanency, recent data showing a drop in the number of children in foster care, and the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

  • November Is National Adoption Month
    According to the 25th Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System report, there were over 123,000 children and youth waiting to be adopted as of September 2017, 11 percent of whom were...
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  • Helping Communities Engage Local Partners to Expedite Permanency for Children and Youth
    There are an estimated 123,000 children and youth in foster care in the United States waiting to be adopted, according to recent Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data. This...
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  • Data Show the First Foster Care Decrease Since 2011, Record Number of Adoptions
    According to the latest Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data, the number of children in foster care decreased from 441,000 at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2017 to...
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  • CB Website Updates
    The Children's Bureau website hosts information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, federal reporting, and much more. ...
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