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HEALTH CARE AND FAMILIES

Family Issues

The federal government provides information on child welfare, adoption, caring for the elderly, and other areas related to taking care of family members.

The links below will provide you with a variety of resources to help you take care of your family.

Adopt a Child
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides information and resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption. You can find information for adopted children, expectant parents considering adoption, birth parents and relatives, and prospective and adoptive parents on a broad range of adoption topics. Some resources are also available in Spanish.


Child Welfare Resources
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information to the public about child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. Some resources are also available in Spanish.


Resources for At-Risk Youth and Families
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides free resources and information for people and organizations who work with at-risk youth and families.


Find Disability Programs and Services in Your Community
Disability.gov provides people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, educators, employers, service providers and others with disability-related information and resources.


Contact Your State Council on Developmental Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a list of state programs to increase the independence, productivity, inclusion, and community integration of people with developmental disabilities.


Help for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides information to help immigrant survivors of domestic violence and their children.


Links to Resources for Older People
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides information and resources to connect older people, caregivers, and professionals to important federal, state, and local programs.


Locate Resources for Older People in Your Community
Eldercare.gov allows you to search for resources to help older people in your community.


Find a Nursing Home
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. This site allows you to search for and compare nursing homes in your community. This site is also available in Spanish.