Friday, July 23, 2010

State Legislation to Implement Fostering Connections

The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, CLASP, Children’s Defense Fund and the Juvenile Law Center drafted Sample State Legislation to Extend Foster Care, Adoption and Guardianship Protections, Services and Payments to Young Adults age 18 and Older. This resource can help state policymakers, administrators and advocates support and develop legislation to extend care and services to young adults after they turn 18, and to strengthen state efforts to connect all children with permanent families.

As states consider, or continue, efforts to take advantage of the Foster Connections to Success and Increasing Adoption Act, policymakers can use this resource to draft new legislation or as an aid in evaluating current or pending laws regarding state foster care.

For more on permanency and building strong and stable families.

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