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The Economic Benefits of Foster Care Adoption

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The Economic Benefits of Foster Care Adoption

At a time when our nation is experiencing a multitude of economic hardships, Federal, State and local agencies could potentially lower expenditures while maintaining essential child welfare services if more children and youth from the foster care system were adopted. This is the argument of Nicholas Zill in his May 2011 Center on Children and Families brief, Adoption From Foster Care: Aiding Children While Saving Public Money. Everyone agrees on the benefits of permanency for children, but Zill takes the argument further by identifying a monetary benefit for society.

To read the full brief, Adoption From Foster Care: Aiding Children While Saving Public Money, visit the Brookings website:
http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/05_adoption_foster_care_zill.aspx