Adoption & Foster Care News

Child Adoption

The world of child welfare is constantly changing. What is the latest news regarding adoption and foster care, and how does it impact you? In an effort to stay on top of the news, we recommend turning to trusted resources in our community.

iCAP Newsletter

The Illinois Center for Adoption & Permanency publishes a quarterly e-newsletter covering major child welfare topics in our state. We highlight innovative policies and practices, share stories of successful adoptions, recruit families for children seeking permanency, and notify readers of upcoming events.

To view previous newsletters, click here.


The Collaboration to AdoptUSKids shares national stories, highlights successful adoptions, and hosts webinars and other online events for families and professionals alike. The organization also published an informative e-newsletter. To explore the “news and announcements” section of the AdoptUSKids website, or to sign up for their newsletter, click here.

Kids Count Data Center

The Annie E. Casey Foundation collects data on child well-being in every state. This includes data on foster care and adoption. To explore the comprehensive, interactive Kids Count Data Center website, click here.

Chapin Hall

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago has earned a reputation as a premiere policy research institution dedicated to improving the well-being of children, families, and communities. To explore the organization’s findings, or to subscribe to their e-newsletter, click here.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

The federal Administration for Children & Families maintains a comprehensive website featuring publications, tools, and resources related to child welfare. The Gateway also publishes a series of e-newsletters, including the always relevant “Child Welfare in the News” and “Children’s Bureau Express.” To sign up for these, and other, newsletters, click here.

If you have additional questions regarding any of these resources, or if would like to inquire about another child welfare related issue, please contact us today.