A new California law will hopefully provide more stability to children in foster care by preventing youth from experiencing unnecessary or abrupt changes in placement. This new law will take effect on January 2, 1010. The legislation requires a 14-day advance notice for any placement changes for youth in foster care.
New York Child Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is establishing a Parent Advisory Board to assist the agency's leadership as a part of the major federal child welfare reforms that is sweeping nationwide. This Parent Advisory Board should help the agency provide feedback on the experience of families that interact with child welfare systems and provide recommendations to ACFS for improving the system by implementing state and federal initiatives to improve safety, permanency and well-being.
US - The Home Safe Program is a partnership between Greyhound and the National Runaway Safeline established in 1995 that provides a free ticket to runaway, homeless and exploited children back to home or a safe environment. To be eligible children of teens must be between the ages of 12 and 21, self-identify as homeless, runaway, or a victim of human trafficking.
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.