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Children’s Bureau


Sullivan, Sabrina

A Child’s Well-Being


U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau – Statistics & Research

What do they use?

Using information collected through various monitoring and reporting systems, the Children’s Bureau analyzes and reports data on a variety of topics, including adoption, foster care, and child abuse and neglect.

They find reports, databases, and other sources of statistics and demographic data on children and families in the United States, child abuse and neglect, child welfare services, children and youth in foster care, and domestic and international adoption.

This site is based mainly on statistics and information found throughout the country. It has graphs and charts to help a person better understand the information they are giving. People can grab statistics of adoption and foster care from the year 2005 and see how the numbers increased or decreased throughout the years.


Where and When?

Looking into these websites, you can get information from the year 2000 up to 2015. They are able to obtain information up to two years from the current year.

A person will be able to collect data and information from all over the United States of America. The data can be for the state you are currently interested in, or maybe for the whole country.


About the Website

The Children’s Bureau is headed by the Associate Commissioner. The Associate Commissioner advises the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) on matters related to child welfare, including child abuse and neglect, child protective services, family preservation and support, adoption, foster care, and independent living. The Children’s Bureau recommends legislative and budgetary proposals, operational planning system objectives and initiatives, and projects and issue areas for evaluation, research, and demonstration activities. It also represents ACYF in interagency activities to initiate and implement projects affecting children and families.

The Children’s Bureau is composed of eight divisions and teams. These groups work to support the mission of the Children’s Bureau through various activities that promote safe and stable families.

The Children’s Bureau is the first federal agency within the U.S. Government—and in fact, the world—to focus exclusively on improving the lives of children and families. Since its creation by President Taft in 1912, the bureau has tackled some of our nation’s most pressing social issues.



Focus Areas

  • Adoption
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Foster Care
  • Guardianship
  • Tribes


How to use the Site

Just by clicking on the main link at the top of the page will open many doors to tons of information on child and family welfare. It gives you many topics to choose from, all highlighted in blue in. Once you click on what your looking for, it will bring you to another part of the site and you will be able to find all the information you need.



The Children’s Bureau gives information on child welfare. Child abuse, neglect as well as foster care and adoption information are a big part of this website. More and more kids these days are being put into the system. In some cases, it is better for the child to be put into this bracket, because it means they have a chance at a better and brighter future. But in other cases, when the outcomes are not so great, the kids can go in a downward spiral. These kids in the foster care system deserve a chance at a better life. They deserve to be loved and cherished by a forever family. With this website, you are able to download and view different data and statistics involving child welfare.


Links used on the Site


How to Cite

“Statistics & Research.” Children’s Bureau.U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau, n.d. Web. <>