State, Territory, and Tribal Resources
Child welfare information and laws vary from State to State. Search our directory to find contact information for foster care and adoption agencies, support groups, training associations, youth organizations, State offices, and State-sponsored information lines. Links to websites and agency-specific details are also provided, if available.
You can also use this database to find general information and summaries of laws on a variety of topics for all States and U.S. Territories and certain Tribes.
If you are looking for lists of State contacts, go to State Contacts and Related Organizations.
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Search for State, Territory, or Tribe-specific child welfare laws, policies, regulations, adoption and guardianship assistance information, and more.
Find Specific Child Welfare Information
State Statutes Search
Access State laws on issues related to child welfare, child abuse and neglect, and adoption.
National Foster Care & Adoption Directory
Find State-by-State listings of adoption agencies, support groups, reunion registries, and State officials and services.
State Guides and Manuals
Review State publications that describe child welfare services and provide guidance to professionals and families.
State Contacts & Related Organizations
Find contact information and websites for State child welfare agencies and related organizations and officials.
Find contact information and websites for national child welfare and related organizations.
Major Federal Legislation
Read summaries and major provisions of Federal laws that have shaped the delivery of child welfare services.
Adoption & Guardianship Assistance by State
Review answers to 13 questions on State adoption assistance policies, medical assistance, and postadoption services.
Social Work Academic Programs
Find information about B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs offering a concentration in child and family or child welfare issues.