Report

This report outlines, in a question and answer format, the key provisions of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, and is intended as a guide to assist people and agencies who want to implement the new act to help improve the lives of children. The report was developed through the collaboration of more than 20 organizations that have been working individually and collectively to help children being raised by relatives other than their parents.

January 1, 2009

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    What the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions act is.

  2. 2

    What the notice provision is and what it requires.

  3. 3

    How Family Connection Grants work.

  4. 4

    How the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program works.

  1. 5

    How the new law addresses sibling connections.

  2. 6

    How the new law addresses licensing and training of grandparents and other relative caregivers.

Key Takeaway

Recognizing The Importance Of Meaningful Family Connections For Children in Foster Care

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act provides improved protection, support and family connections for children in or at risk of entering foster care, including provisions for sibling placement; timely notification of relatives when a child is removed from parental custody; and mandates and funding to ensure a child's education and health needs are met.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations