This report examines the planning process for implementing California’s Fostering Connections Act (AB 12) and the bill’s early implementation. It includes an overview of AB 12 and its evolution through subsequent amendments. It reviews the major themes that emerged during our observations of the planning process and our interviews with several dozen key informants. It also shares the early impressions of some young people who were directly affected by the new law. The report concludes by highlighting some of the lessons other states might learn from California’s experience extending foster care.
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