Former Foster Youth Now Mentors Younger Peers on Capitol Hill
On Capitol Hill, traditional summer softball leagues allow staffers to de-stress and network with colleagues. For 26-year-old Derrick Riggins, a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s prestigious Foster Youth Internship Program during the summer of 2011, the league was a novel concept.
The Many Faces of Federal Child Welfare Reform
The field of child welfare is brimming with policy proposals and legislation that could dramatically change the way the federal government invests in foster care and families on the brink. What’s more, some appear to have bipartisan support or the potential for it.
House Passes Adoption Incentive Bill; Action Moves to Senate
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan-sponsored bill that would reauthorize and recalculate the federal incentives to states for finalizing adoptions. The Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act, authored by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-Mich.)