By Casey Schutte
In October 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law one of the most significant pieces of child welfare legislation in more than a decade. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act seeks to improve outcomes for foster children. The Act supports relatives who care for foster children, extends foster care from age 18 to 21, eases foster children's transition from care, and provides for tribal foster care and adoption access, and incentives for adoption.
by Caroline Van Zile
By combining advocacy and collaboration, NYCL's FosterEd Initiative aims to improve education outcomes.
Peter Edelman, president of NCYL's Board of Directors, was the keynote speaker at the Litigation and Advocacy Directors Conference in Chicago.
Sara Kruzan has filed a clemency petition asking California Gov. Schwarzenegger to commute her life without parole sentence to time served.
A Miami appeals court unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that Florida's 33-year-old ban on gay adoptions is unconstitutional.