Adoption Triad

May 17, 2011

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Welcome to the May 2011 edition of Adoption Triad, a monthly e-brief for adoption professionals. In this edition we focus on resources about Fostering Connections legislation. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act was signed into law on October 7, 2008. This wide-ranging legislation includes provisions designed to increase incentives for the adoption of children in foster care with special needs, mandate reasonable efforts to place and connect siblings in foster care, promote Tribal foster care and adoption access, support relative caregivers, and expand funding for training.

  1. View the Information Gateway web section on the Fostering Connections Act:
  2. The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections has a web section devoted to Fostering Connections legislation:
  3. The Children's Bureau website offers information on implementing the Fostering Connections Act:

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Best regards,


Phyllis Charles
Adoption Program Manager
Child Welfare Information Gateway

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