The Latest on Federal Adoption and Foster Care Legislation
During the perpetual polar vortex of congressional cooperation that marked 2013, it looked like both chambers and parties had come to some consensus on a few legislative changes to adoption, foster care, and child support enforcement.
Hidden Gems in Adoption Incentives Bill: Counting Failure and Ending APPLA
The Supporting At-Risk Youth Act, a child welfare bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee, leads with reauthorization of the federal incentive payments to states based on adoptions from foster care.
Adoption Incentives Could Be Reauthorized by 2014
Note: This article was updated on Dec. 12 The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill today that could usher in a reauthorization of federal adoption incentives before Congress breaks for the holidays.
Bills in Both Houses to Overhaul Adoption Incentives Program
Both houses of Congress are moving on legislation that would overhaul the federal Adoption Incentives Grant Program. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, submitted the Promoting the Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act late last week.