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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Foster Care FY2003-FY2011 Entries, Exits, and Numbers of Children in Care on the Last Day of Each Federal Fiscal Year

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Statistics

Chart with statistics by state and year.  From the Children’s Bureau of the Health and Human Services Department


Children and Families Bill

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Disability,Education,Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

Research paper written for British legislation which seeks reform relating to adoption and children in care, aspects of the family justice system, children and youth with special education needs, time off work for ante-natal care, and flexible working arrangements. House of Commons Research Paper 13/11.


Evidence-Based Treatments for Childhood Trauma

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Virginia Issues

Describes intervention treatments that can assist children who are victims of trauma or disaster whether living with their families or in foster-care settings.  From the Virginia Department of Social Services


FY2012 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Statistics

Reports numbers of adoptions into and away from the United States, the country of origin or destination, and the state of destination.  Also provides statistics on average days to complete adoption and fees.  From the State Department


Child Welfare Outcomes 2007-2010: Report to Congress: Safety, Permanency, Well-Being

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Federal State Relations,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Youth

Latest report that assesses the performance of the states in operating child protection and welfare programs.  From the Administration for Children and Families


Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption, 2011

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

A series of statistical tables showing adoptions to the U.S. from other countries, the states to which adopted children went, and other information including the time needed to complete adoptions.  From the State Department


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