Adoption

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Employee Shares Her Foster Care Experience

In the last 12 years, 11 children have called the Rollins Household their home.

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Meet The Castillo Family

Adoptive parents share their experiences of family traditions, vacations and welcome dinners bestowed on each child who enters the Castillo home.

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Innovation in Child Welfare Continues with 8 New Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations

New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Rhode Island given flexibility with foster care funds to spur innovation.

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Two New Reports Describe Patterns of Children’s Experiences in Child Welfare System

Data used comes from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, a longitudinal study about the children who come in contact with the child welfare system

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Meet The Lucien Family

For Traci Lucien of Laurel, Maryland, the bond she formed with her adopted daughter took place before they ever met.

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Semper Fi: Lori and Steven Brown

The first time the Browns inquired about adopting from foster care they felt rebuffed. See how AdoptUSKids helped meet their mission.

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AdoptUSKids – An Effective Resource for Children

Today, 20,000 children from U.S. foster care previously photolisted on the AdoptUSKids website are now living with adoptive families.

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National Foster Care Month Celebrates 25 Years

In the quarter-century since this observance was established, the child welfare system in the United States has undergone dramatic shifts.

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Cutting Bureaucracy with Common Sense Innovation

New pilot program will use technology to streamline the placement of foster children across state lines.

Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon holds an orphan in Vietnam.

Improving Intercountry Adoptions

ACF Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon travels with a U.S. Congressional Delegation to Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia to explore how best to strengthen adoption processes to ensure compliance with international protocols on child welfare.

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