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Dec/Jan 2010Vol. 10, No. 10Fostering Connections Resource Center

The Fostering Connections Resource Center was established in October 2009 by a number of nonprofit organizations in response to the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. The Resource Center provides information, training, and tools to States and Tribes to aid in the implementation of the Fostering Connections law. The Resource Center provides:

  • Nonpartisan data and resources on each section of the bill, including information tools and assistance for State policymakers and leaders
  • Technical assistance
  • Tracking of implementation activity
  • Opportunities to communicate with experts and peers through mailing lists, webinars, and online forums
  • Stakeholder networks

Issue-specific information also is available on the following topics:

  • Adoption
  • Education
  • Health
  • Kinship/guardianship
  • Older youth
  • Tribal issues
  • Implementation progress

The Resource Center is managed by Child Trends and The Finance Project with funding support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Duke Endowment, Eckerd Family Foundation, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Sierra Health Foundation, Stuart Foundation, and the Walter S. Johnson Foundation.

For more information on the Fostering Connections Resource Center or to sign up for email updates, visit: