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This factsheet provides the most recent national statistical estimates for children and youth in foster care from Federal fiscal year (FY) 2017 and provides earlier data from FY 2007 to allow for some estimate of trends over time. Data were obtained from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), which collects information on children in foster care, children who are adopted with public child welfare agency involvement. Detailed data tables are included.
A data set from the Administration for Children and Families based upon the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System that shows the number of children adopted by state. The data set includes numbers of children adopted in each state for fiscal years 2008 through 2017.
This resource from the Administration for Children and Families and the Children's Bureau describes the trends in foster care and adoption from fiscal years 2008-2017. The data is based upon the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System.
This resource is a short report from the Children's Bureau and The Administration for Children, and Familiies that describes estimated data from Fiscal year 2016. The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data describes various subsets regarding children in foster care.
To provide a broad view of the widespread and costly impact of the opioid epidemic, United Hospital Fund (UHF) convened a meeting on October 3-4, 2018, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with the collaboration of the Milbank Memorial Fund. The title of the meeting, “The Ripple Effect: Children and Kinship Caregivers Affected by the Opioid Epidemic,” was intended to convey the far-reaching scope of the problem. The goal of the meeting was to produce a high-level policy and programmatic agenda to address the effect of the opioid crisis on women, children, and families. This paper lays out that agenda.