With Child Welfare, Congress Always Wants to Rob Peter to Pay Paul
An edited version of this column has been reprinted with the permission of the Child Welfare League of America. It happened again, just before Congress left for the summer break on July 31, Congress gave children in foster care their heartfelt support but were much more limited in their financial support.
Adoption Incentives Bill Stalled Until Fall (At Least)
After the House passed an adoption incentives bill by voice vote in late July, there was hope that the legislation, H.R. 4980, would be whisked through the Senate and make its way to the president’s desk for a signature while it was still relentlessly humid in Washington.