The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five-year project working with eight sites that will implement evidence-based interventions or develop and test promising practices which if proven effective can be replicated or adapted in other child welfare jurisdictions. Effective interventions are expected to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes for waiting children as well as children and families after adoption or guardianship has been finalized.

News and Events

Powerful Videos from QIC-AG

The Partner Site Videos chronicle the sites implementation journey and highlight the personal impact of providing the intervention to children and families.

Interval Papers Released

The QIC-AG has re-released five papers focused on the intervals that make up their permanency continuum framework.

Please click below to reach each of the papers:

Webinar: Promoting Systems Change to Prepare and Support Adoption and Guardianship Families

Join Leslie Cohen and Stephanie Hodge Wolf for the next QIC-AG webinar.  With the six key messages as a guide, this presentation will highlight the practical tools, materials, and content created by QIC-AG and offer participants a deeper understanding of how the work could be useful for members of the child welfare community as well as allied professionals.

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 3:00pm-4:15pm (EST)

Hosts: National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption/Guardian Support and Preservation

Click here to register

Posted 01-15-20

QIC-AG Featured in AdopTalk

Check out the latest article featuring the QIC-AG from NACAC’s AdopTalk


Posted 01-27-20

Site Intervention Profiles: Lessons Learned

Over the last five years, the QIC-AG’s eight partner sites have ascertained a number of valuable insights about quality implementation of services to increase pre and post permanency stability for families. We are excited to share these insights with all of you!

Posted 06-28-19

Bring “Ask about Adoption: What Pediatric Health Providers Should Know About Adoption” to life!

Click here to watch a 10-minute video where Dr. Veenod Chulani discusses the importance of creating an adoption competent network of medical providers. He shares strategies that child welfare and medical providers can employ to promote relationships that support families who have adopted children

Posted 05-2-19.

QIC-AG Podcast

Posted 4-29-19.

Developing an Adoption Competent Network of Providers

Click here to view the recording of the Developing an Adoption Competent Network of Providers webinar. Pediatric health providers, teachers, and social service professionals play a critical role in the lives of families who have adopted. Once an adoption has been finalized, these professionals typically have more frequent contact with adoptive families than child welfare professionals. Consequently, families look to these professionals for guidance, insight and support. In light of this, it is critical for these professionals to have familiarity with adoption. This presentation will include a panel of medical, educational and child welfare professionals who will discuss how to create a network of adoption competent providers. Specific information will be provided on how to engage pediatric health providers and teachers in a manner that helps them to become more adoption competent

Posted 11-9-18.

Bring “Ask about Adoption: What Teachers should Know about Adoption” to life!

Click here to watch a 10-minute video where Heather Forbes, LCSW discusses the importance of creating trauma informed schools. She also shares strategies that educators can employ to create a classroom culture that promotes a physically and psychologically safe environment that helps all children achieve academic success.
Ask About Adoption: Teachers Edition

Posted 6-21-18.

Ask About Guardianship Fact Sheet for Social Service Providers

The QIC-AG has developed a new fact sheet as a part of our “Ask About” series. Ask About Guardianship is designed to help social service professionals to better serve guardianship families by providing insight into the dynamics of the family’s permanent relationships, factors that influenced decision-making in choosing the guardianship option, and how those decisions might affect the family’s current situation. The fact sheet provides concrete tips on how professionals can effectively support these children and families. It can also be used by guardians as a tool for engaging social service providers. Click on the link(s) below to download the PDF:
Posted 4-30-18.

Click on the link(s) below to download the PDF:

Ask About Guardianship

Ask About Adoption Fact Sheets for Teachers, Pediatric Health Providers, and Parents

The QIC-AG as developed two fact sheets about adoption tailored for 1) teachers and 2) pediatric health care providers. The fact sheets are designed to raise awareness about the unique needs of children who have been adopted, and to provide concrete tips on how these professionals can effectively work with these children. They can also be used by adoptive parents as tools for engaging their child’s teachers or health care providers. Click on the link(s) below to download the PDFs.

Ask About Adoption: Teachers edition

Ask About Adoption: Pediatric Health Care Providers edition