Empowering Youth: Finding Points of Connection

November Is National Adoption Month

The Children's Bureau National Adoption Month campaign seeks to increase national awareness of adoption issues, bring attention to the need for adoptive families for teens in the U.S. foster care system, and emphasize the value of youth engagement. Learn more about this year's theme on how professionals can find points of connection with youth.  

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View resources demonstrating how child welfare professionals can incorporate youth voice in adoption efforts, build connections with teens, and empower them to make decisions for their life.

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Permanency Planning With Youth

Female caseworker speaking with older youth male

Provides tips and resources about how professionals can effectively engage teens in permanency planning.

Relationship-Building Tools

A group of older youth sitting and speaking with a child welfare professional

Shares resources from grant recipients about building relationships with teens and preparing them for adoption.

Engaging Youth

A diverse group of older youth smiling at the camera

Features resources meant to be shared with youth as you talk about adoption and planning for the future.