- October 2009
- Vol. 10, No. 8
$35 Million Awarded in Adoption Incentives
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that 38 States and Puerto Rico will receive Adoption Incentive funds to reward their progress in increasing the number of children adopted from foster care in FY 2008. Originally created as part of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, the Adoption Incentives program was strengthened by the 2008 Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. Under the new legislation, States continue to be rewarded for increasing adoptions from foster care, and they receive additional compensation for increasing adoptions of older children and children with special needs.
To read the full HHS press release, visit www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/09/20090914a.html
To view the list of State awards, visit www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2009/fy09_adoption_incentive_awards.htm