Follow this link to read the results of this year’s legislative session regarding foster care in Hawai`i. We send a big “Mahalo!” to all who helped us move these initiatives forward this year – we couldn’t have gotten this far without your help! We also thank our State Legislators – their support was phenomenal!
It Takes An `Ohana’s Advisory Committee wants to know how we can best help you and also let you know what we are doing. Please help us do that by following this link to take a very short survey.
There are now bills in both the House (HR 4373) and the Senate (S 3616) that would accomplish the goal of an inclusive, permanent, refundable, adoption tax credit that is flat for special needs adoptions. Please ask your Representative to co-sponsor HR 4373 and both your Senators to co-sponsor S 3616. Visit the Adoption Tax [...]
The Adoption Tax Credit (ATC) is set to expire 12/31/12. The ATC is an important resource to help children find forever families and make adoption affordable for all. Save the Adoption Tax Credit is a national collaboration of organizations and individuals called the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group that have united to support the cause [...]
The CARE Program provides a comprehensive health assessment for foster children if requested. Every child entering foster care is required to have two types of physical examinations:
Effective Monday, March 29, 2010, Oahu’s Family Court will be operating out of the new Kapolei Courthouse. All hearings will be held there, not at the downtown Punchbowl Street facility!
The primary purpose of this study, conducted in California, was to examine how training in the family court process affects cargivers’ knowledge and attitudes about participating in court hearings and the likelihood that they will participate. In addition, the study began to explore in a qualitative way what factors determine how information from caregivers is [...]
Foster parents play a very important role as a team member meeting the needs of the child in their home. Because of the foster parents’ daily interactions with the child, they have the most complete information about the child. It is important for you, as the foster parent, to share that information with the other [...]
This manual is also available to download at www.lapponline.org andwww.nfpainc.org. Or you can download it here in four parts.
With so many people involved in the lives of your foster children, documentation becomes very important. Download this article for useful tips on advocacy and the written word.