Foster care

Photo of Edwin hugging his mother.

Edwin's Story

Adoption changed his life, making him feel more confident and happy.

Drop down menu with selections: demographics, maltreatment, foster care, permanency/adoption, context data, outcomes data, race/ethnicity and age group data.

Visit the Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site for Fast, Flexible Data Reports

Current Child Welfare Data Now Available

Photo of Giovanny wearing a suit and tie.

Giovanny's Story

An adopted child enjoys having one school, one home and one mother.

Mother and adopted daughter in the kitchen, with a tagline that reads "you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent."

New Adoption Public Service Announcements Debut this Week

PSAs encourage prospective parents to consider adopting older youth from foster care

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The Bankhead Family

California writer/actor lands her best role: mother.

Photo of the Steele couple with their eight children.

The Steele Family

Ten years ago when Dana and Alan Steele decided to pursue adoption, they never dreamed their family of five would grow to a family of 14.

Photo of the Spigner family, showing three sons and a father.

The Spigner Family

A young professional opens his heart and creates a family for three teenage boys.

A 5-year-old boy picks from10 to 20 pounds of cotton a day, circa 1916 (Library of Congress)

Revisiting Children’s Bureau History to Move Forward

By remembering its history, the Children's Bureau will help carve a path for its future.

Photo of a dad and mom with their little girl in the middle, raising their hands outside in a park.

Adoption Excellence Awards Announced

Children’s Bureau spotlights agencies, organizations, courts, individuals and families who help increase adoption from foster care in the United States

President John F. Kennedy and Katherine Brownell Oettinger, Chief of the Children’s Bureau. (Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs, JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Boston)

The Children’s Bureau’s Tradition of Leadership

History of agency's leaders detailed in new e-book "The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood."

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