Frequently Asked Questions

This webpage will connect you to the most frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) on many child welfare topics, including child abuse and neglect, foster care and other out-of-home placements, adoption, and more.

If you do not find an answer to your question, you can submit a question by clicking on the Ask a Question box.

Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), links to online publications created by State agencies to describe their services and to provide guidance on child welfare-related topics.