• Dec 2004/Jan 2005
  • Vol. 5, No. 10

News From the Children's Bureau

  • HHS Honors 17 Groups, Individuals for Adoption Excellence
    On November 23, 2004, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced 17 Adoption Excellence Award winners that had a role in increasing the number of...

  • Latest U.S. Adoption Statistics Show Increase in Public Agency Adoptions, While Total Numbers Remain Constant
    While the total number of adoptions in the United States has stayed relatively constant from year to year (ranging between 118,000 and 127,000 since 1987), the percentages of different types of...

  • Preventing Teen Homelessness: You Gotta Believe!
    Homelessness is a reality for many youth who "age out" of foster care without a connection to a permanent family. Yet child welfare and adoption agencies--and even the teens themselves--are...

  • Permanence Framework and Measures for Youth
    The National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (NRCFCPPP) has posted two documents designed to guide child welfare agencies in their permanency planning for...