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Adverse Family Experiences Among Children in Nonparental Care, 2011-2012

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Finds that children in foster care had higher rates of adverse experiences (caregiver violence, incarceration, or substance-abuse) than children with one or both biological parents.  Report draws connections between such adverse experiences and child health consequences. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Adopted Children and Stepchildren: 2010

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Population/Census,Statistics

Provides a portrait of adopted children and stepchildren and the types of home settings they live in.  From the Census Bureau


Options for Implementing the Extension of Foster Care Maintenance and Adoption Assistance Payments for Individuals Up to 21 Years of Age

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services,Youth$file/SD7.pdf

Discusses the need to extend assistance to youth aging out of foster care and adoption programs, national efforts to support such programs, and what must be done before Virginia can join those efforts.  From the Virginia Department of Social Services


Recent Demographic Trends in Foster Care

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Statistics

Reports on reductions in the number of children in foster care over the last decade  and the race/ethnicity of each component group.  Also contains some state and metro level data.  From the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services


Recent Demographic Trends in Foster Care

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Statistics,Youth

Summarizes changes in racial and ethnic composition in the U.S. foster care population over the last decade.  Also shows patterns of change at state level.  From the Office of Data, Analysis, Research, and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services


Child Welfare Outcomes 2008-2011: Report to Congress

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides information on state and national performance in operating child protection and child welfare programs.  Includes coverage of adoption, foster homes, and child abuse topics.  From the Department of Health and Human Services


Children and Families Bill Committee Stage Report

Reports on progress of Parliamentary bill that covers a wide range of issues including adoption, child care, family justice law, special educational needs, parental leave, and flexible work hours.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/32


Child Welfare: Structure and Funding of the Adoption Incentives Program Along With Reauthorization Issues

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Welfare/Social Services


Covers the reasons for adoption incentives programs, the trends in adoptions out of foster care, and selected reauthorization issues such as the need for incentives and permanence for older children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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