About the System
These reports provide a general overview of the system with its successes, aims, and problems.
- Title IV-E Waivers: Expanding and Modifying Child Welfare Demonstration Waivers to Promote Flexibility and Foster Innovation (First Focus, 2011)
- Child Welfare: Funding for Child and Family Services Authorized Under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act (Congressional Research Service, June 2011)
- Moving Children Out of Foster Care (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2009)
- Concurrent Planning for Permanency for Children: Summary of State Laws (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2009)
- The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act: Implementation Issues and a Look Ahead at Additional Child Welfare Reforms (Child Trends, 2009)
- Child Welfare: Better Data and Evaluations Could Improve Processes and Programs for Adopting Children with Special Needs (Government Accountability Office, 2005)
- Child Welfare Issues in the 108th Congress (Congressional Research Service, 2005)
- National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2003)
- Foster Care: Recent Legislation Helps States Focus on Finding Permanent Homes for Children, But Long-Standing Barriers Remain (Government Accountability Office, 2002)
Reports detailing what happens to youth who age out of the system.
Public Perception of Foster Care
CCAI's Foster Youth Internship Policy Reports
These reports written by our Foster Youth Interns provide unique and personal, yet highly practical discussion and analysis of the current state of foster care in America.