AdoptUSKids News and Announcements


Posted 6/9/2016

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Picture your family on our new website

This summer, we will be launching a redesigned, mobile-friendly AdoptUSKids website. We are holding a family photo contest to collect high quality photos of real families to feature on our new site. All families who submit photos will be entered into a drawing for a new iPad mini 2.

Posted 5/2/2016

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May is National Foster Care Month

Foster families change children's lives. Each May, we celebrate the contributions of parents, individuals, and professionals who work to give children in foster care a stable life and hope for the future.

Posted 10/29/2015

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November is National Adoption Month!

Each year as many as 25,000 children age out of foster care without the support that a permanent family provides. This November, National Adoption Month shines a spotlight on the critical need for families for older youth. Because we all need family—regardless of our age.

Posted 8/5/2015

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Treatment options for youth who have experienced trauma

A new Children’s Bureau resource, Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications, contains information for caregivers and caseworkers about identifying appropriate mental health treatment.

Posted 5/13/2015

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New adoption factsheet series

Child Welfare Information Gateway has posted a new series of publications about parenting adopted children, including guides for parents of preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers.

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