Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #10: Tracking Dissolved Adoptions
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 completed Congressional internships.
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.
Little Girl Lost: My Failed Foster Adoption
Her brothers came into our lives two weeks earlier. As we sat in a local McDonald’s, we were excited and anxious to finally meet this little girl we had heard so much about: our new daughter.
The “Reason Two” Theory for Tracking Failed Adoptions
There is a major blind spot in national data when it comes to the child welfare continuum, and it is on the back end. The federal government has never established a systematic way to collect information from states about the number of finalized adoptions of foster youths that “disrupted,” ending with a youth heading back to foster care.