Transracial/Transcultural Adoption

Never Too Old: Achieving Permanency and Sustaining Connections for Older Youth in Foster Care

This report explores initiatives, synthesizes research findings, and makes recommendations for better meeting the needs of the growing proportion of youth who "age out" of foster care each year – and face daunting challenges in their transition to adulthood.

Author: Jeanne Howard and Stephanie Berzin

Published: July 2011

Finding Families for African American Children: The Role of Race & Law in Adoption from Foster Care

This Institute report, endorsed by a broad range of national child-welfare organizations, is the most thorough examination to date of the often-sensitive, controversial issues relating to transracial adoption and calls for major changes to better serve the needs of children of color and to improve their prospects of moving to permanent, loving homes.

Author: Susan Smith, Ruth McRoy, Madelyn Freundlich, Joe Kroll

Published: May 2008