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NSCAW, No. 14: Need for Adoption Among Infants Investigated for Child Maltreatment and Adoption Status 5 to 6 Years Later

Published: January 15, 2007
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 1997-2014 and 2015-2022 | Learn more about this project
NSCAW: Research Briefs

This research brief uses data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) to describe adoption among infants involved with the CWS. NSCAW is a national longitudinal study of the well-being of 5,501 children aged 14 years or younger who had contact with the CWS within a 15-month period starting October 1999.

This research brief focuses on 962 children who were infants when they first became involved in investigations for abuse or neglect and whose caregiver participated at the 5- to- 6-year follow-up. The data used here were collected between 1999 and 2007 and drawn from standardized measures of child development, as well as from interviews of caregivers and caseworkers for all children who were 12 months or younger at baseline in the NSCAW child protective services sample.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019