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November 2019Vol. 20, No. 9Spotlight on National Adoption Month

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.

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.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a study on how social supports can help lessen the impact of childhood trauma for adult adoptees and a study that looks at adoption outcomes in two states and how preadoptive risk factors can affect permanence.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other resources that provide either evidence-based strategies or other concrete help to child welfare and related professionals.


This section of CBX provides a quick list of interesting resources, such as websites, videos, journals, funding or scholarship opportunities, or other materials that can be used in the field or with families.

Training and Conferences

Find trainings, workshops, webinars, and other opportunities for professionals and families to learn about how to improve the lives of children and youth as well as a listing of upcoming events and conferences.