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Message ID: 9517
Date: 2013-12-25

Author:aa17

Subject:*Data Available*: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2012

The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University is pleased to announce the release of the dataset: Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2012 Investigator(s): Children's Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services Dataset Number: #177 Dataset description page: http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/datasets/dataset-details.cfm?ID=177 There is no charge to obtain these data. The abstract for this study is included below. Abstract: The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system intended to provide case specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B/E of the Social Security Act (Section 427). Under the final AFCARS rule, states are required to collect data on all adopted children who are placed by the state’s child welfare agency or by private agencies under contract with the public child welfare agency. States are encouraged to report other private adoptions not involving the public welfare agency that are finalized in the state as well. In addition, states are required to collect data on all children in foster care for whom the state child welfare agency has responsibility for placement, care, or supervision. AFCARS was 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. Tables and other reports summarizing the AFCARS data are available from the Children's Bureau Web site (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb). AFCARS reporting periods extend from October 1 to September 30 of the following year. The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect distributes two data files for each fiscal year; one file contains adoption data and the other foster care data. Each adoption data file contains 37 elements that provide information on the adopted child’s gender, race, birth date, ethnicity and prior relationship with the adoptive parents. The date the adoption was finalized, as well as 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 data files contain 66 elements that provide 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. Dataset description page: http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/datasets/dataset-details.cfm?ID=177 ------------------------------------- Andres Arroyo, Archiving Assistant National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) Beebe Hall -BCTR, 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 at Cornell University is pleased to announce the release of the dataset: Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2012 Investigator(s): Children's Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services Dataset Number: #177 Dataset description page: http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/datasets/dataset-details.cfm?ID=177 There is no charge to obtain these data. The abstract for this study is included below. Abstract: The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system intended to provide case specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B/E of the Social Security Act (Section 427). Under the final AFCARS rule, states are required to collect data on all adopted children who are placed by the state’s child welfare agency or by private agencies under contract with the public child welfare agency. States are encouraged to report other private adoptions not involving the public welfare agency that are finalized in the state as well. In addition, states are required to collect data on all children in foster care for whom the state child welfare agency has responsibility for placement, care, or supervision. AFCARS was 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. Tables and other reports summarizing the AFCARS data are available from the Children's Bureau Web site (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb). AFCARS reporting periods extend from October 1 to September 30 of the following year. The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect distributes two data files for each fiscal year; one file contains adoption data and the other foster care data. Each adoption data file contains 37 elements that provide information on the adopted child’s gender, race, birth date, ethnicity and prior relationship with the adoptive parents. The date the adoption was finalized, as well as 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 data files contain 66 elements that provide 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. Dataset description page: http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/datasets/dataset-details.cfm?ID=177 ------------------------------------- Andres Arroyo, Archiving Assistant National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) Beebe Hall -BCTR, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 tel. 607-255-7799 | fax 607-255-8562 | www.ndacan.cornell.edu