• November 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 8

Spotlight on National Adoption Month

CBX spotlights this year's National Adoption Month initiative, announces the winners of the Adoption Excellence Awards, and links to a number of reports on the benefits of adoption, including adoption of young adults. An article about a Denver program describes how the program has increased adoptions from foster care.

  • November Is National Adoption Month
    November is National Adoption Month, a time to recognize the millions of families brought together by adoption and call attention to the approximately 107,000 children and youth in foster care...

  • 2011 Adoption Excellence Awards
    On October 12, 2011, the Children's Bureau honored 18 individuals and organizations with Adoption Excellence Awards, recognizing the recipients' contributions to providing stable, permanent homes...

  • Denver's Village: Enhanced Recruitment for Permanent Homes
    In 2008, the Children's Bureau awarded eight cooperative agreements to implement diligent recruitment programs that would locate resource families for children in foster care. One of those awards...

  • NSAP Reports on Adoption From Foster Care
    Results from the first-ever National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) were published in 2009, shedding light on the experiences of thousands of adoptive families across the country. The data...

  • The Economic Benefits of Foster Care Adoption
    At a time when our nation is experiencing a multitude of economic hardships, Federal, State and local agencies could potentially lower expenditures while maintaining essential child welfare...

  • Building Family Relations Through Adult Adoption
    Too many youth in foster care reach adulthood without a permanent family. For some, the opportunity to be adopted comes later. A number of States have enacted legislation that allows the adoption...

  • Postadoption Guide Available Online
    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has published Strengthen Your Forever Family: A Step-by-Step Guide to Post-Adoption. This online guide helps new adoptive parents prepare for adoption by...