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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Missouri's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)," (A-07-99-01040)

October 8, 1999


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (897 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This final report provides the results of our review of the Missouri's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. We found that the Missouri Department of Social Services reported Foster care data to the HHS Administration for Children and Families that was inaccurate and incomplete. We are recommending procedural changes to ensure foster care data is accurate and complete. State officials were in general agreement with our findings and recommendations.