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Foster... Adoptions Act - 2008

Postby Marina » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:48 pm

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases ... 007-9.html

President Bush Signs H.R. 923, H.R. 1199, H.R. 5834, H.R. 5975, H.R. 6092, H.R. 6437, H.R. 6889, H.R. 6893, S. 3015, S. 3082 Into Law



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On Tuesday, October 7, 2008, the President signed into law:

...

H.R. 6893, the "Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008," which

reauthorizes the Adoption Incentives Program for five years and

increases incentives for special needs and older child adoptions;

give States the option to use Federal funding to provide maintenance payments to relatives who serve as "kinship guardians";

establishes family connection grants to connect foster children with family members and assist them in meeting the needs of the foster children;

and allows Federal funding of child welfare systems established by tribal entities;

http://www.house.gov/mcdermott/HR_6893.pdf

Text of the Bill

page 67...

(c) INCREASE IN INCENTIVE PAYMENTS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTIONS AND OLDER CHILD ADOPTIONS.—

(1) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘‘$2,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$4,000’’; and
(2) in subparagraph (C), by striking ‘‘$4,000’’ and inserting ‘‘$8,000’’.

page 69

(e) ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE PAYMENT FOR EXCEEDING THE HIGHEST EVER FOSTER CHILD ADOPTION RATE.—

...

page 71

is the amount equal to the product of—
‘‘(i) $1,000; and
‘‘(ii) the excess of—

‘‘(I) the number of foster child adoptions in the State in the fiscal
year;

over

‘‘(II) the product (rounded to the nearest whole number) of—

‘‘(aa) the highest ever foster child adoption rate determined for the State; and

‘‘(bb) the number of children in foster care under the supervision of the State on the last day of the preceding fiscal year.

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Postby Marina » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:59 pm

http://familyrights.us/news/archive/200 ... asses.html

Sept 23, 2008
American Family Rights Association
Press Release

Dark News- The " Fostering Connections to Success and
Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008" (S.3038) passes.


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