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Adoption

Adoption Excellence Awards for the Year 2019

This document lists the recipients of the 2019 Adoption Excellence Awards and provides a brief description of each recipient’s work.

Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System: Challenges and Recommendations for Policy and Practice

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.

AFCARS Report #26

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2018. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of August 22, 2019 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2018.

Adoption Savings Data 2018

This document provides the 2018 report compiling data from state and tribal title IV-E agencies’ reported Adoption Savings, as well as background information on Adoption Savings requirements.

Biennial Report on Effectiveness of Programs Receiving CAPTA Funding (2018)

This report provides information about state programs receiving assistance under Section 106 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the federal training and technical assistance states receive to help them achieve the desired program improvements specified in their CAPTA and other federally mandated plans.

An Overview of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

This is a presentation that provides an overview of the AFCARS 2019 NPRM and where to submit comments.

Questions and Answers – AFCARS NPRM

This document provides background on AFCARS, the 2019 NPRM, and where to submit comments.

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

This document presents CAPTA as amended by P.L. 115-271, the Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. The text includes the Adoption Opportunities program.

Adoption Excellence Awards for the Year 2018

This document lists the recipients of the 2018 Adoption Excellence Awards and provides a brief description of each recipient’s work.

AFCARS Report #25

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2017. As states are permitted to resubmit AFCARS data, the estimates may change over time. This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of August 10, 2018 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2017.

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