Timeline of Major Federal Legislation Concerned with Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption

A Timeline of Major Federal Legislation Concerned with Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption includes a list of dates and events beginning with 1974 at the top and moving toward 2006 at the bottom.

The contents of the list are as follows:

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) of 1974, P.L. 93-247.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, P.L. 95-266.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, P.L. 95-608.

Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, P.L. 96-272.

Child Abuse Amendments of 1984, P.L. 98-457.

Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption, and Family Services Act of 1988, P.L. 100-294.

Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Adoption, and Family Services Act of 1992, P.L. 102-295.

Family Preservation and Support Services Program Act of 1993, P.L. 103-66.

Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994, P.L. 103-382.

The Interethnic Provisions of 1996 amends MEPA, P.L. 104-188.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Amendments of 1996, P.L. 104-235.

Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, P.L. 105-89.

Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, P.L. 106-169.

Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000, P.L. 106-177.

Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, P.L. 106-279.

Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments 0f 2001*, P.L. 107-133.

Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, P.L. 108-36.

Adoption Promotion Act of 2003, P.L. 108-145.

Fair Access Foster Care Act of 2005, P.L. 109-113.

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005*, P.L. 109-171.

Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006, P.L. 109-239.

Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, P.L. 109-248.

Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006, P.L. 109-288.

Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, P.L. 109-432.

Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, P.L. 110-351.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148.

CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, P.L. 111-320.

Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, P.L. 112-34.

*Some acts were enacted the year following their introduction in Congress.

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