Monday, October 19, 2009

Governor Signs Passel of Foster Care Related Bills

Among the legislation signed by Governor Schwarzenegger over the past week were a host of foster care related bills, including AB 665 (Torrico), the Alliance sponsored bill that permits federal adoption incentive funds to be used to support all types of permanence for older foster youth.

Governor Schwarzenegger released a statement saying he “signed a package of legislation focused on expanding and promoting adoption opportunities and increasing services for children in California’s foster care system.”
According to his press release, the governor stated, “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment and this legislation will expand adoption programs and services to ensure that opportunity for California’s foster children. It is also important to provide youth with the right tools when they transition out of foster care and these bills help make that possible by improving their access to quality education and providing them with resources to be successful as independent adults.” CA Alliance E-news, 10/19/09

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