Discussion: P.L. 110-351, The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (7 comments ↓ | 7 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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Bankalachi Member

September 19, 2008, 1:31am (report abuse)

I would just like to say it's about time America ended the long cold war against Native Americans. This legislation is needed, long overdue, and the right thing to do. This is one time you could say the House did the right thing, for the right reasons. Kudos!

Tracy Borum

September 24, 2008, 4:06pm (report abuse)

I place special needs children in adoptive homes. It would be helpful if additional federal funds were made available to support state adoption assistance monies provided for special needs children. Lots of people want to adopt, but cannot financially afford to with today's economy as it is.

Free surrogate mother

October 17, 2008, 6:20pm (report abuse)

I notice that one one red cent will be alotted for family preservation. This is the ultimate attack against the human race. How can this many parents be deemed unfit? This is disgusting beyond words. It is all a means to an end, and judging by this, the end is near.

Child Welfare

November 3, 2008, 12:05pm (report abuse)

If one looks at various parts of world where abandoned and orphaned children are left to fend for themselves, we see images of children sorting through garbage, caught up in exploitative situations, and living in the streets. As imperfect as the State systems are there are people committed to the reunification, preservation, and maintaining safe and stable care for children whose parents cannot or will not provide these things for their children. It is an infinite challenge and any funding that becomes available goes toward helping these children so they don't wind up in harm's way.

Michael Snowden

November 9, 2008, 7:04am (report abuse)

This has got to be stopped. Our congress keeps giving the states extra incentives to kidjack more children from loving families. How long will the american people put up with this sort of domestic terrorism from CPS social workers. Something needs to be done to end this sort of thing permanently at all costs.

Kimberly Fraser

November 9, 2008, 2:51pm (report abuse)

There needs to be some MORE protection for relatives that reside out of the county. I have a 2 year old nephew that was taken by CPS in the same state, CA, but 12 hours from me. He was taken from his parents custody, Nov. 2007, at 17 months. December 2007, I verbally and in writing notified CPS of my relation to the child, that he lived with MY family for the first 10 months of his life, and my intent to have him either temporarily until r/u or permanently for adoption! HERE it is November 2008, after 2 relative placement approvals, adoption home study approval!!!!, and several trips to see him, he is still in a foster home that WANTS to adopt him! I am fighting but where is the justice??????? Relatives need to be protected more than a foster parent that WANTS your kin, EVEN if they foster that child for reunification purposes. NO child should be punished due to the location where they were taken. kimmysbenz@hotmail.com

Jan Smith

November 30, 2008, 2:30pm (report abuse)

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