‘Laws Impacting Foster Care’ Articles
Good news for children in Hawaii who are involved in foster care and their caregivers – the Department of Human Services and Hawaii Appleseed have come to an agreement that provides more monetary support each month for the care of foster youth plus a higher clothing allowance! Follow link to learn more.
Follow link to see handouts/videos from the 2016 Annual Child Welfare Law Update Conference.
Surveys show that when 20 or more constituents call a national legislator’s office about the same issue, that issue becomes a high priority for that legislator. Please add your voice to the needs of families who help make the world a better place by adopting children from foster care! Follow link to learn more and MAHALO for caring!
Unique tax rules affect resource, foster, kinship care, and adoptive families. The best information regarding these tax rules that we have seen so far this year come from NYS Citizens’ Coalition for Children’s website. Follow link for more info.
When a bill is scheduled to be heard, it is very important to let our legislators know that there is a lot of community support for your cause! Follow links for tips on submitting testimony in Hawai`i.
Follow this post to find links to Hawaii’s child welfare laws, rules and procedures.
Congress recently passed a bill to avert the “fiscal cliff,” with the bill signed on January 2, 2013. The bill made the adoption tax credit permanent. However, it is not refundable. Follow link to learn more.
If you are a resource caregiver, you have a unique perspective on the strengths and needs of the children and youth you are fostering. That is why it is so important for you to attend their court hearings. It Takes An `Ohana’s recently revised “Caregivers and the Court Guide” gives you the “Whys” and “Hows” of doing so. Follow link to learn more.
The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections has launched a new online resource on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. The site features news and updates on the law, as well as policy and guidance, and links to related resources.
This article by the Child Welfare League of America summaries key aspect of ASFA.