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Message ID: 8191
Date: 2009-06-18

Author:Andres Arroyo

Subject:*Data Available*: AFCARS 2007: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System

The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) at Cornell University is pleased to announce the availability of the data for the study entitled: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), 2007 Investigator: Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The User's Guide and User's Guide Supplements PDFs for these data contain the codebook information and are available for free download at this page: http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/Ndacan/Datasets/Abstracts/DatasetAbstract_AFCARS_General.html There you will also find a link to ordering instructions. There is no charge to obtain these data. Abstract: The AFCARS, or Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, is a federal data collection effort that provides child-specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B and Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. On an annual basis, all states submit data to the U.S. Children's Bureau, concerning each child in foster care and each child who has been adopted under the authority of the state's child welfare agency. The AFCARS databases have been designed to address policy development and program management issues at both the state and federal levels. The data are also useful for researchers interested in analyzing aspects of the United States' foster care and adoption programs. The Archive distributes two data files for each federal fiscal year since 1995, one file containing the adoption data and the other the foster care data. The adoption file contains 45 data elements concerning the adopted child's gender, race, birth date, ethnicity and prior relationship with the adoptive parents. The date the adoption was finalized, dates parental rights were terminated, characteristics of birth and adoptive parents, and whether the child was placed from within the United States or from another country are also captured. The foster care file contains 89 elements providing information on child demographics including gender, birth date, race, and ethnicity. Information about the number of previous stays in foster care, service goals, availability for adoption, dates of removal and discharge, funding sources, and the biological and foster parents is also included in the foster care files. http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/Ndacan/Datasets/Abstracts/DatasetAbstract_AFCARS_General.html Sincerely, Andres Arroyo, Archiving Assistant National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) Beebe Hall -FLDC, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 tel. 607-255-7799 | fax 607-255-8562 | www.ndacan.cornell.edu

The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) at Cornell University is pleased to announce the availability of the data for the study entitled: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), 2007 Investigator: Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The User's Guide and User's Guide Supplements PDFs for these data contain the codebook information and are available for free download at this page: http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/Ndacan/Datasets/Abstracts/DatasetAbstract_AFCARS_General.html There you will also find a link to ordering instructions. There is no charge to obtain these data. Abstract: The AFCARS, or Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, is a federal data collection effort that provides child-specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B and Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. On an annual basis, all states submit data to the U.S. Children's Bureau, concerning each child in foster care and each child who has been adopted under the authority of the state's child welfare agency. The AFCARS databases have been designed to address policy development and program management issues at both the state and federal levels. The data are also useful for researchers interested in analyzing aspects of the United States' foster care and adoption programs. The Archive distributes two data files for each federal fiscal year since 1995, one file containing the adoption data and the other the foster care data. The adoption file contains 45 data elements concerning the adopted child's gender, race, birth date, ethnicity and prior relationship with the adoptive parents. The date the adoption was finalized, dates parental rights were terminated, characteristics of birth and adoptive parents, and whether the child was placed from within the United States or from another country are also captured. The foster care file contains 89 elements providing information on child demographics including gender, birth date, race, and ethnicity. Information about the number of previous stays in foster care, service goals, availability for adoption, dates of removal and discharge, funding sources, and the biological and foster parents is also included in the foster care files. http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/Ndacan/Datasets/Abstracts/DatasetAbstract_AFCARS_General.html Sincerely, Andres Arroyo, Archiving Assistant National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) Beebe Hall -FLDC, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 tel. 607-255-7799 | fax 607-255-8562 | www.ndacan.cornell.edu