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DCF and Lead Agencies Have Made Progress in Reducing Barriers to Successful Adoptions, Report No. 10-47, July 2010
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The Department of Children and Families and lead agencies have addressed many of our prior recommendations to reduce barriers to successful adoptions. The department and lead agencies have implemented strategies that have contributed to increasing the number of adoptions over the last four years and have made several changes to address potential adoptive families’ frustrations. However, lead agencies have made limited progress in complying with requirements to update online information about children available for adoption.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 08-06 Additional Strategies Would Help Address the Barriers to Successful Adoptions,published in January 2008.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Family Safety

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 08-05 Lead Agencies Structure Their Adoption Programs in a Variety of Ways,published in January 2008.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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