Adoption Report 2016 (PDF - 1,741 KB)
New Jersey Department of Children and Families (2016)
Presents data on children in New Jersey who entered care in 2012 with the primary permanency goal of adoption. The children were followed up to 36 months, from their time of entry to their time of exit from care. The report showcases adoption practices in New Jersey and reflects the Department of Children and Families' goal to ensure safety and timely permanency for all children.
Case Study: The Connecticut Turnaround (PDF - 375 KB)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2015)
Examines changes made in Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and the new policies in place that have helped reduce unnecessary child removals and ensure that those in out-of-home care are able to live with families whenever possible.
Evaluation of the Indiana Department of Child Services (PDF - 931 KB)
The Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group (2018)
Examines the performance of child welfare services in Indiana and compares their results to national practice standards and outcome measures.
Independent Assessment of Michigan's Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (MiSACWIS) and Child Welfare Data Reporting Infrastructure (PDF - 668 KB)
Describes the results of an assessment of Michigan's Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System and child welfare data-reporting infrastructure. The goal of the evaluation was to identify factors that impact the system's ability to collect, store, process, and produce accurate child welfare data.
Minnesota's Out-of-Home Care and Permanency Report, 2017 (PDF - 3,297 KB)
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services (2018)
Provides data on children placed in out-of-home care in Minnesota and highlights work to ensure and promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of these children.
Texas Youth Permanency Study: Authentic Relationships Matter Most: A New Model for Permanency (PDF - 4,465 KB)
Faulkner, Belseth, Adkins, & Perez (2018)
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Evaluates the child welfare system in Texas to find out if the focus on legal permanency (in the form of adoption, reunification, or kinship care) for children in foster care is sufficient and offers an alternative model to give youth the positive relationships they need to succeed in life.