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This Program Instruction (PI) notifies States of the new policy and procedures regarding the collection of funds resulting from penalties being assessed due to a State’s substantial failure to meet the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) standards and requirements in 45 CFR 1355.40.

AFCARS Report #18

June 30, 2011

This report provides preliminary estimaes of AFCARS data for FY 2010. Preliminary reports of AFCARS data include data received by September 30 for the report period ending March 31 and by March 31 for the report period ending September 30.

AFCARS Report #11

June 30, 2006

This report provides preliminary estimaes of AFCARS data for FY 2004. Preliminary reports of AFCARS data include data received by September 30 for the report period ending March 31 and by March 31 for the report period ending September 30.

AFCARS Report #10

June 30, 2006

This report provides interim estimates of AFCARS data for FY 2003. Interim reports of AFCARS data include subsequent submissions of data made by States to improve the quality of data used to calculate awards for the Adoption Incentive Program, the Children's Bureau's Annual Report to Congress, and/or data utilized in the Child and Family Services Review or for other purposes.

This webpage includes the documentation from Arizona's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2009.

This webpage includes the documentation from Hawaii's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2004.

This webpage includes the documentation from Iowa's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) assessment review for fiscal year 2004.

Data Quality Utility

September 3, 2012

The DQU performs comprehensive checks on AFCARS data to help title IV-E agencies assess and improve data quality.

AFCARS Report #22

September 18, 2015

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2014. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time.

AFCARS Report #23

June 30, 2016

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2015.