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Friday, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marisa Murakami
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California Governor Gain Newsom was elected Tuesday and many are waiting to see what his election will mean for children's issues and child welfare. Newsom wrote in answer to a questionnaire that he vowed to support the children in the child welfare system by better recognition of children's needs. 

Florida nonprofit Communities Based Care of Central Florida has been awarded a $8.6 million grant to create more stability for children in foster care.  The goal of this grant is to increase stability by offering strengths-based, family centered coaching as well as support training to foster parents, caregivers and reunified families.

Pennsylvania's Third Circuit Court hears lawsuits between Catholic Social Services and Philadelphia for ending a contract because it does not allow same-sex households to foster children. It is unclear whether the Third Circuit panel will reach a decision.

 

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.