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Adoption Disruption and Dissolution
Series: Numbers and Trends|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
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A small percentage of adoptions disrupt (end before finalization) or are dissolved (ended after finalization). This factsheet looks at the statistics for adoption disruption and dissolution, examines the associated factors, and reviews trends. Factors associated with the child, family, and agency are explored.
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Acknowledgment(s): The original (2005) version of this factsheet was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Susan Freivalds. This update is made possible by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the funding agency.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Adoption disruption and dissolution. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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