- June 2000
- Vol. 1, No. 4
A Place to Call Home: Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Foster CareS. Christian and L. Ekman. National Conference of State Legislatures. 2000. $25 plus shipping and handling.
This book examines how States are responding to the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 and its emphasis on quickly achieving permanency for children who enter the child welfare system.. The authors examine how several States are overcoming barriers to achieving permanency for children through such strategies as adoption subsidies, subsidized guardianship, kinship care, and post-adoption support. The authors also consider the challenges States face as they continue to implement ASFA.
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An executive summary of A Place to Call Home: Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Foster Care is available on the NCSL website at http://www.ncsl.org/programs/pubs/BKFSTR2.HTM.