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This factsheet provides basic facts regarding foster care adoption, including statistics, information about the adoption process, and links for further resources.

National Council For Adoption

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System FY 2011 data

July 2012

“The Unique Educational Challenges Facing Youth in Foster Care”

National Council For Adoption May 2012

“Advocating for America’s Youth in Foster Care: Perspectives and Recommendations from Former Foster Youth”National Council For Adoption

National Council For Adoption May 2012

“Better Prospects, Lower Cost: The Case for Increasing Foster Care Adoption”

National Council For Adoption May 2011
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s 2010 Foster Youth Intern Report

“Finding Permanence for Kids: NCFA’s Recommendations for Immediate Improvement to the Foster Care System"National Council For Adoption

National Council For Adoption May/June 2010

“What’s Working in Foster Parent Recruitment; Stories from the Field”

National Council For Adoption September 2009
Dave Thomas Foundation 2007

This report discusses the benefits of issues present in adoption or guardianship of older foster care children.

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

This report discusses the sociological and psychological impact of transracial adoption as well as the Multiethnic Placement Act and Interethnic Adoption Provisions Amendment.

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

This factsheet outlines the differences between foster parenting and adoption, the advantages to foster parent adoption, and strategies that can make adoption successful.Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway