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2019 Adoptions Hit Highest Number Ever While Foster Care Population Declined

By Mary Boo, NACAC executive director Originally published in Adoptalk 2020: issue 3. Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership.   For federal fiscal year 2019, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) found that than 66,035 children and teens were adopted with public agency involvement in the US—the highest number ever… Read more

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Foster Care Numbers Up for Fifth Straight Year

From Adoptalk 2018, Issue 4; Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership.  The number of children and teens in US foster care and the number of youth adopted from foster care rose in 2017, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).  Every fiscal year, AFCARS collects data on all the children in foster care and… Read more

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Boy in chair on adoption day

Fact Sheets and Data

As an advocate, you need access to data and information. On our site, you can find state adoption fact sheets created by Child Trends. You can also check out other advocacy tips and resources. There are many other sources of excellent data on child welfare can help advocates make their case: ChildTrends has child welfare… Read more

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Key Topics in Adoption Assistance/Adoption Subsidy in the US

Are you looking for more information about the benefits available to families who adopt children from foster care in the US? NACAC’s Adoption Subsidy Resource Center is here to help! Below are links to fact sheets with information on a variety of topics in adoption assistance/adoption subsidy. We encourage you to read them and then… Read more

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