A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services
A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services It used to be easier to think back and recap a year. Now, between the tweets and the protests and the investigations and the bitmojis, one’s brain is so cloudy by late December it’s hard to make sense of it all.
Q&A: Jerry Foxhoven, Iowa’s New Child Welfare Boss
Jerry Foxhoven is no stranger to Iowa’s child welfare system. He spent the past few decades working to improve the legal protection of children and families in contact with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).
Adoption Subsidies Could Become Hot Topic in Child Welfare
A couple weeks ago, Youth Services Insider reported on a bill that had been introduced in the New York Senate that would make the state the first to seriously regulate the subsidies provided to adoptive families.
New Adoption Deal Should Take on Subsidies Fraud
By Servet Bayimli As the Children’s Law Center’s Broken Adoption Project members, we applaud Congress on reaching a deal on H.R. 4980. The bill offers states a new framework to calculate adoption incentives, support post-adoption services, track broken adoptions, and combat youth sex trafficking.
In New York City, Failed Adoptions Still Pay Off for Adults
A few weeks ago, we published a theory on how to track failed adoptions. It is something that no state currently does, and all states may have to do soon if certain federal legislation ever gains a presidential signature.