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National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children's Bureau that's been celebrated each November since 1990. To bring attention to the importance of sibling connections for children and youth in foster care, this year's theme is "Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections." See our overview of resources on increasing national awareness and bringing attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. Then see what research resources we have available at Dewey on adoption and the foster care system.

Research Issues in Adoption and Foster Care

If you're interested in sticking with the theme of this year's National Adoption Month, you might want to search the terms "Foster children" or "foster care" AND "siblings," in Social Services Abstracts or Academic Search Complete. Some other topics to research are teens in foster care and "aging out" of the system, useful keywords for this subject would be "aging out" AND "foster care."

Web Pages


Books, Ebooks, and GovDocs Available at Dewey

  • Mason, P.W., Johnson, D.E., & Prock, L.A. (Eds.). (2014). Adoption medicine: Caring for children and families. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
    Dewey Library / RJ499 .A526 2014
  • Fitz-Gibbon, J.H., & Fitz-Gibbon, A.L. (2016). Welcoming strangers: Nonviolent re-parenting of children in foster care. New Brunswick: NJ.
    Online / HV881 .F545 2016
  • Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means. (2016). Letting kids be kids: Balancing safety with opportunity for foster youth. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Publishing Office.
    Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.W 36:113-HR 04
  • Shaw, J., & Frost, N. (2013). Young people and the care experience: Research, policy and practice. New York: Routledge.
    Dewey Library / HV 875 S4763 2013
  • Browning, S., & Pasley, K. (Eds.). (2015). Contemporary Families: Translating research into practice. New York: Routledge.
    Online / HQ519 .B767 2015

Need Additional Assistance?

Help is available! Contact Elaine Lasda Bergman, at (518) 442-3695 or Appointments available - or drop in during weekly Social Welfare office hours from 4-7pm on Tuesdays.

Blog Created By: Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno
Image Credit: Child Welfare Information Gateway

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