Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and Adoption Reform Act of 1978

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 0.0 of 5 stars (0 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:

P.L. 95-266

Enacted 1974; amended 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2003

For a summary of the Act visit:|TOM:/bss/d095query.html|

Reasons Bill Initiated

* CAPTA needed reauthorization.
* Original CAPTA did not cover adoption issues.


* To reauthorize CAPTA.
* To promote the enactment of comprehensive adoption assistance legislation in each State.
* To continue funding grant programs for research.
* To provide new grants for improving adoption of children with special needs.

Services Provided/Measures Taken

* Established Adoption Opportunities Program:
- Facilitate placement of children with special needs in permanent adoptive homes.
- Promote quality standards for adoptive placement and the rights of adopted children.
- Provide for national adoption information exchange system.
* Provided for annual summaries of research on child abuse and neglect.

Credits: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information

Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.

To see local Adoption resources, please select a location (U.S. only):

Need a Home Study?
Adoption Photolisting
Malachi (FL / 7 / M)
Malachi is an African American male. He loves to play with his toys especially his Ninja Turtle action figures. Malachi has some developmental delays which has caused him to be... [more]
Parent Profiles
We are Julie and Dan. We've been married for 10 years and have always dreamed of being parents. We look forward to helping a child grow in a nurturing and loving home. We are... [more]
Directory of Adoption Professionals
Find a professional
for all of your adoption needs including:

Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of

Settings Help Feedback
Template Settings
Width: 1024     1280
Choose a Location:
Choose a Theme: