• November 2019
  • Vol. 20, No. 9

Current Theme or Topic

This month's issue of CBX features National Adoption Month 2019 and finding permanency for children and youth in out-of-home care. Read a message from Jerry Milner, associate commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, special assistant to the commissioner, that highlights the importance of being mindful of the circumstances that lead to the need for adoption to ensure families have a fighting chance of staying together. The issue also includes adoption resources for professionals and families working to help children and youth find safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.

  • Adoption Is Wonderful and We Should Reduce the Need for It
    Written by Jerry Milner and David Kelly Adoption is a critically important permanency option for children in foster care who are unable to be reunified with their parents. It can allow for the...

  • Pursuing the Best Interests of Children
    Written by Melissa D. Carter, clinical professor of law, executive director, Barton Child Law and Policy Center, Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA Each year, the Children's Bureau celebrates...

  • Teens Shouldn’t Be Put in This Position
    Written by Joshua Christian, foster care advocate, Indianapolis, Indiana Young people in the child welfare system are often faced with challenges when finding permanency, which can look different...