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Major Federal Legislation Concerned With Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption
Presents a summary of Federal legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the child welfare field. It provides an overview of each act and its major provisions. To browse or search the summaries of acts included in this publication, visit the Major Federal Legislation Index and Search. The full text of the acts included in this publication can be found on Information Gateway's Index of Federal Child Welfare Laws. The PDF version presents an overview of the legislative history and a graphic timeline of the included acts. For a Spanish summary of the text related to the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 included in this publication, see Ley de 2008 Sobre el Promover de las Conexiones Para Lograr el Éxito y el Aumento de las Adopciones: Un Resumen.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2016). Major Federal legislation concerned with child protection, child welfare, and adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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