Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act: Improving Lives and Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
Published by Casey Family Programs, this document explains how the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893/P.L. 110-351) benefits young people in care.
The act will help hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children find a safe, loving and permanent home by increasing opportunities for adoption and relative guardianship. It also will improve critical education and health care services for children in foster care and better prepare older youth for adulthood by extending federal support for transition programs to age 21. The act also will offer, for the first time ever, important federal protections and support for many American Indian children.
The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act will improve the lives and opportunities for children in foster care by addressing several important areas:
- Reduction—moving more children out of foster care and into a safe, permanent home
- Well-being outcomes—the act improves healthcare, education and opportunities for children in foster care
- Indian Child Welfare—The act increases support for American Indian and Alaska Native children
- Worker training—The act improves training for people working with vulnerable children
To learn more, download Casey Family Programs’ summary.