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New York Could Be First State to Take Closer Look at Adoption Subsidies

When adoptions from foster care fall apart, youth often end up back in foster care, with a biological relative, or on the streets. But in most cases, the government still provides financial assistance to the adoptive parents.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #10: Better Policing of Adoption Subsidies

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.


A First, But Incomplete, Measure of Adoption Success

2016 could be the first year that America has clear, nationwide information about the success rate of adoptions from foster care. But the game plan for tracking this at the federal level might not capture the whole story; maybe not even half of it.

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First-Ever National Discussion on Broken Adoptions: October 23

The Children’s Law Center of New York (CLCNY) will hold what Youth Services Insider believes is the first national event focused on a major blind spot in child welfare services: what happens when adoptions from foster care go bad?


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.


For Teens in Child Welfare System, “Day in Court” Often Disappoints

by Dawn J. Post and Sarah McCarthy Rachel Canning, the New Jersey high school senior who sued her parents for child support, has been almost universally depicted as entitled and spoiled,  and the case she brought has been called absurd.