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Submission for OMB Review; Survey of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) Adopted Youth, Young Adults, and Adoptive Parents (New Collection)

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE); Administration for Children and Families; Department Of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Request for public comment.


The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval for a one-time study to examine familial outcomes 8 or more years after a child's adoption from the child welfare system. The primary objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of instability events that occur in families who have adopted children who have exited the foster care system. The second objective is to understand risk and protective factors associated with post adoption instability.


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Description: The proposed study would conduct web or telephone surveys with adopted youth, young adults, and adults as well as adoptive parents who were participants in the first or second cohort of NSCAW (NSCAW I, II; OMB #0970-0202). The surveys are designed to collect information about instability events (such as foster care re-entry or running away that occurred after a child's adoption) as well as family functioning, perceptions of the adoption relationship, and services and support received after adoption.

Respondents: Adopted youth, young adults, adults, and their associated adoptive parents who participated in NSCAW I or II.Start Printed Page 38900

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentTotal number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseAnnual burden hours
Survey of NSCAW Adopted Youth, Young Adults, and Adults5881.5294
Survey of NSCAW Adoptive Parents5541.5277

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 571.

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Authority: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978.

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Mary B. Jones,

ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-13939 Filed 6-26-20; 8:45 am]