This technical bulletin provides agencies with information required to create the AFCARS data files. It provides technical specifications on the structural layout of the XML data and shares the XML schema for the Out-of-Home Care File and the Adoption and Guardianship Assistance File. It also covers information on encryption of the file records.
- ZIP XSD Schema Definition for Out-of-Home Care Data File (3.56 KB)
- ZIP Visual Representation of the Schema for the Out-of-Home Care XML File (11.08 KB)
- ZIP XSD Schema Definition for Adoption and Guardianship Assistance File (1.01 KB)
- PDF Technical Bulletin #21 - Technical Bulletin 21: XML File Structure & Encryption (5,835.40 KB)