Oregon Foster Youth Fight for Sibling Visitation
A bill mandating a foster youth’s right to stay in contact with their siblings was introduced into the Oregon legislature last month. House Bill 2216 would expand on existing policy that efforts be made to keep siblings together by also seeking to guarantee visitation and other contact among separated siblings both in and out of the system.
Sibling Visitation Law Introduced
A state bill backed by a youth-led advocacy group to strengthen requirements on sibling visitation rights for foster youth will be introduced in California. Senate Bill 1099 would toughen the reporting requirements related to the suspension of sibling visitation rights; create more consistent visitation of reasons behind suspension and stricter guidelines to maintain suspension; and provide a pathway to facilitate sibling visitation when one sibling is in the foster care system, and another isn’t.