The AAP has worked with key partner organizations to establish policy recommendations and guidelines regarding foster care and adoption. All policy statements from the AAP automatically expire 5 years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised, or retired at or before that time.
The following are AAP policy statements, clinical reports, and technical reports that can be used to guide quality improvement efforts at the program, pediatric practice, community, state, and national levels:
Organizational principles to guide and define the child health care system and/or improve the health of all children.
Provide guidance for the clinician in rendering pediatric care.
Background information to support Academy policy.