What Is The Adoption Act?

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    The adoption and safe families act was created to reduce the concerns that too many children were remaining in foster care for long periods of time and/or experiencing several different placements. This act changed the time requirement for permanency in the placement of children.

    Here are some issues the act cleared up:

    Allowed children to be placed safely in homes and required new safety review processes.

    Allowed more permanency options for children in foster care.

    Now requires states to file for a termination of parental rights once children have been in foster care for 15 out of the 22 most recent months.

    Not requires states to document and make efforts to find adoptive or permanent placements for children.

    Allows for giving preference to adult relatives over non relative caregivers.   

    Check out https://adoptionlaws.org/ for more information.
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