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Trends in Foster Care & Adoption: FY 2010- 2019

Source: AFCARS data, U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
October 16, 2020

Trends in foster care and adoption based on AFCARS data from fiscal years 2010 through 2019.

Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System: Challenges and Recommendations for Policy and Practice describes how child welfare agencies can improve diligent recruitment practices and services for resource families. It is based on grantee final reports and published research and presents activities undertaken by grantees, lessons learned, and suggestions for improvement.

Trends in Foster Care & Adoption: FY 2010- 2019

Source: AFCARS data, U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
November 8, 2018

The report and data visualization below present national estimates related to children who experience time in foster care and who are adopted from the foster care system, relative to each Federal Fiscal Year shown.

This document provides the 2016 report compiling data from state and tribal title IV-E agencies’ reported Adoption Savings, as well as background information on Adoption Savings requirements.

This webpage includes the documentation from Tennessee's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2013: