Significant Recent Federal Legislation

 

Placement of Foster Children

 

Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893/P.L. 110-351) will help hundreds of thousands of children and youth in foster care by promoting permanent families for them through relative guardianship and adoption and improving education and health care. Additionally, it will extend federal support for youth to age 21.

The Act provides the following:

 

Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006 (PL 109-239)

Safe & Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006 (PL 109-239) is designed to improve the process by which foster children are placed across state lines.

The Act provides the following:

 

 

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