Administration for Children and Families Database

Maintained/created by: Administration for Children and Families Database
Geographic unit of data: U.S. State, U.S. National

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Users can look at annual reports and data related to Adoption and Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Child welfare.

Annual reports and data are collected by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. Data on Adoption and Foster Care is presented in two forms; the annual Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) and State-by-state Adoption and foster care statistics. Child Abuse and Neglect research is presented in the form of annual Child Maltreatment reports covering a variety of topics. Child Welfare outcomes are presented in annual and multi-year reports to Congress.

Data Notes
Users can choose reports by year. For Adoption and Foster Care Statistics, users can compare gender, race, adoption finalization age, time between TPR and finalization, prior relationship of adoptive parent and child, special needs among children, adoptive family structure, and information about receiving state or federal subsidy among states. AFCARS reports cover a variety of background information about age, length of stay, race, gender, and exiting circumstances. Child Maltreatment reports give data in paragraph and limited table form related to abuse and child fatalities. Child Welfare reports discuss foster care, child victims, and adoption statistics in paragraph and table formats.
For the Adoption and Foster Care Statistics report, data are available from 2003 -2009. State-by-state statistics are available from 2000-2006. Child Abuse and Neglect reports are available from 1995 to 2009. Child welfare reports are available from 1998 -2007.