Adoption statistics are very limited. Although data on the number of adoptions from the child welfare system (foster care) and intercountry adoptions are available, data from private agencies is currently not being systematically collected. To read more about the limitations and the history of data sources and current adoption trends, please refer to the factsheet "How Many Children Were Adopted in 2007 and 2008?
State foster care and public adoption statistics are currently collected through Read More >
If your parental rights have been terminated by a court of law and/or your children have been legally adopted, in most States there is no provision for reinstating parental rights or reversing an adoption decree except under certain circumstances such as fraud, duress, coercion, etc. Read More >
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and related activities.
Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children's Bureau, offers a Prevention Read More >