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The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

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National Campaign to Encourage Adoption

Adoption HHS Secretary, Tommy G. Thompson (right), with Assistant Secretary for Children and Families Dr. Wade F. Horn, at the Collaboration to AdoptUSKids conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, July 15. Families from around the country that have adopted children from foster care helped ACF unveil this new campaign to encourage the adoption of children.

With a significant number of children in the U.S. foster care system in need of permanent, loving homes, a new campaign entitled "Answering the Call: A National Campaign to Encourage Adoption of Children from Foster Care" was unveiled to increase public awareness and encourage adoption of children from the foster care system.

 ACF News    
 October 14, 2004
HHS Awards $17,896,000 in Adoption Bonuses

 October 12, 2004
HHS Awards $200,000,000 in High Performance Bonuses

 October 7, 2004
Welfare Rolls Fall Under Two Million

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