• June 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 5

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FosteringConnections.org Issues Final Report

The FosteringConnections.org project was launched in June 2009 to provide guidance and technical assistance to States as they worked to implement the requirements of the Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. The project, supported by private foundation grants as a time-limited initiative, concluded at the end of 2012.

A new publication provides a final overview of the issues addressed by the act, the progress States have made in implementing the provisions of the act, and recommendations for future policy and practice improvements. The report includes six individual sections, written by subject-area experts, which summarize the advances States are making in working with children in foster care in each of the following areas:

  • Adoption
  • Education
  • Health services
  • Kinship care and guardianship
  • Supports for older youth
  • Direct access to Federal resources for Indian Tribes

The report also lists collaborating organizations that will continue to offer ongoing information and support on the implementation of the Fostering Connections Act.

Although the FosteringConnections.org website has closed down, the electronic version of Perspectives on Foster Care: A Series of White Papers on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 is available online:

http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/perspectives-on-fostering.pdf  (1 MB)

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