State-Specific Policies and Data

NACAC State Adoption Fact Sheets

NACAC produced the following adoption fact sheets for SPARC to help inform adoption community members and adoption advocates. The fact sheets, derived mostly from 2011 AFCARS data, have information about the number of waiting children, the length of time children spend in care, the race of waiting and adopted children, types of exits from foster...
Brief: Education Records of Children in Foster Care

Brief: Education Records of Children in Foster Care

Authored by the Legal Center for Foster Care & Education, this brief describes the barriers to educational success that children in foster care often face, and how a new amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) makes it easier for child welfare agencies to collaborate with schools to eliminate these barriers for...
Webinar: Improving Education Outcomes for Youth in Care

Webinar: Improving Education Outcomes for Youth in Care

SPARC and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, together with the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education (a collaboration of the American Bar Association, Juvenile Law Center, and Education Law Center-PA) hosted this webinar on August 7, 3013. The webinar featured reports from two states, Florida and Pennsylvania, on their implementation efforts to date, and...