Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act

In October 2008, The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Fostering Connections Act) unanimously became federal law. Among the law's many provisions, it helps connect foster children with their relatives and promotes permanent families through guardianship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

On September 29th 2014, President Obama signed the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980) into law.

The bill has three titles:

  • Title I focuses on provisions to help states identify, track and develop services for children who are believed to be in danger of being trafficked.
  • Title II includes a series of child welfare provisions related to improving the Adoption Incentives program and extending the Family Connections Grants.   
  • Title III improves the process of getting international child support by allowing tribal governments and authorized foreign agencies to access the Federal Parent Locator Service.

 

 

 

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