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LEGISLATIVE ALERT

6/24/2008

House Passes Fostering Connections to Success Act!

Now it's the Senate's Turn

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Fostering Connections to Success Act (H.R. 6307). This bill will now be moving to the Senate for approval.

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Congressman Jerry Weller (R-IL) introduced the Fostering Connections to Success Act (H.R. 6307), a comprehensive child welfare bill that is expected to:

- Extend support for kinship care
- Provide a state option to extend foster care to age 21
- Extend training to private agencies
- Provide tribes direct access to Title IV-E funds
- Require greater health planning for children in care
- Require greater coordination of on-going education for foster children
- Reauthorize the adoption incentives program


CWLA Member agencies can access a full analysis of the legislation at www.cwla.org/membersonly/?GTP=fosteringconnectionsact.

ACTION REQUIRED

Call the Capitol Switchboard to be connected with your Senator!
U.S. Capitol Switchboard 1-800-828-0498


Stay tuned to the Children's Monitor for the latest updates on this important legislation! Visit http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/monitoronline.asp.

MESSAGE

Tell your Senator to support the Fostering Connections to Success Act (H.R. 6307)!

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