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Adoption Subsidy Resources


  • In the Winter 2009 issue of the U.C. Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Josh Gupta-Kagan make a strong case for extending adoption and guardianship assistance beyond age 18. Their research suggests that such a policy change would increase permanency and save funds. To download article, click here, then select
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  • In May 2008, NACAC released a new report, The Value of Adoption Subsidies: Helping Children Find Permanent Families, which outlines: (1) how subsidies help children find and stay in permanent families, (2) how subsidies enable families to adopt; how investing in supported adoption helps public agencies; and (4) reforms that are needed to expand adoption subsidies and better serve vulernable children.
  • The last 2007 Information Memorandum from the Children’s Bureau, issued November 13, 2007, reminds states about federal Title IV-E adoption assistance program requirements. It also includes a Title IV-E Adoption Assistance State Self-Assessment Tool and a flow chart to help workers determine whether a child is eligible for federal assistance.

NACAC Articles & Resources on Adoption Subisdy


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Others' Resources and Articles

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Children's Rights

AFCARS Adoption Data Research Briefs

The following AFCARS Adoption Data Research Briefs were written by Mary Eschelbach Hansen, Ph.D. Mary Hansen is a faculty member in the Department of Economics at American University and a Research Fellow at the Center for Adoption Research of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Click on the links below to access PDF versions of the reports.

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848