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Latest News as of August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018   (0 Comments)
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CALL FOR ACTION from Voice for Adoption - The latest Voice for Adoption advocacy updates can be found here.

Aderholt Amendment update from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation can be found here.

California based United Airlines is providing a $1 million grant to expand their My First Place program for Los Angeles based foster youth. The My First Place program provides career-focused programming and tools to help secure gainful employment. This grant will help support more than 650 foster youth by helping them move into their first apartment, stay in school, and secure good jobs.

Minnesota 2018 legislative session passed several laws that will go into effect on August 1. House File 3265 creates a "bill of rights" for children in foster care, and the right to be home-placed with siblings whenever possible.

National Conference of State Legislatures has convened its first ever Child Welfare Policy Fellows group this month to discuss foster care and adoption in the state house. This first session discussed the Family First Prevention Services Act, a major overhaul of federal child welfare funding.