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May 2016

Adopted Children Left Homeless, While Parents Still Get Money to Care for Them

By | 2016-05-02T11:10:59+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , |

Today's Guest Blogger is Mary Laderer. This article follows the stories of three adopted youth who ended up homeless and later found out that their adoptive parents were still receiving money from the government to care for them. The article asserts that there are loopholes in many states for adoptive parents to continue to receive [...]

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March 2016

Long-Lost Links – Searching for Permanency Options for Children

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:51+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guest blogger: Kayla Hinrichs In the December 2015 article “Detectives unearth long-lost links for kids needing adoption,” reporter Erin Adler from the Star Tribune highlights a semi-recent phenomenon that expands resources for social workers searching for permanency and supportive caregivers for children within the child welfare system. This article discusses how social media and other [...]

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May 2014

Could adoption payments increase permanency?

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:02+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , |

Today's guest blogger is Steve Schirlbauer The article I summarized is entitled "Adoption payment hike could get more Minnesota kids in permanent homes" written by Jeremy Olson of the Star Tribune on March 13, 2013. Description Minnesota provides monthly compensation to families providing foster care or adopting children whose birth parent’s parental rights have been [...]

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June 2013

A closer look at Northstar Care for Children

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:06+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

The main piece (in my opinion) of Chapter 108 (the session law that was the omnibus Health & Human Services Finance bill) is Article 17, which establishes Chapter 256N in Minnesota Statutes, Northstar Care for Children. As I said in an earlier blog post on Northstar Care for Children, this program will make foster care, [...]

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May 2013

Omnibus Health & Human Services Finance bill signed by Governor Dayton, includes Northstar Care for Children

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:06+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday Governor Dayton signed the omnibus Health & Human Services (HHS) Finance bill, making it Chapter 108 in the 2013 Session Laws. The main point of this bill was to establish the HHS budget, but there are also policy changes that will impact child welfare. One big change from earlier versions of the bill is [...]

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March 2013

Northstar Care for Children

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:09+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Northstar Care for Children is a proposed program in Minnesota that consolidates Adoption Assistance, Relative Custody Assistance, and family foster care into just one program that would equalize payments for these programs for children ages 6 and older. This program aims to increase permanency through adoption or legal guardianship by a relative, recognizing that current [...]

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May 2012

The Breakdown of S.F. 1675, Part 4

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:17+00:00 May 31st, 2012|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , |

This blog post will look at Article 5 and Article 6 of S.F. 1675. Article 5: Child Support Definition Change: American Indian Child- means a person under 21 years old (previously 18 years old) Recognition of Parentage (ROP): Hospital and the Department of Health must provide notary services and file the ROP with the Office [...]

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The Breakdown of S.F. 1675, Part 3

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:17+00:00 May 24th, 2012|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , |

This blog post will address child welfare modifications from Articles 3 and 4 of S.F. 1675, which was recently signed into law by Governor Dayton. Article 3: Adoption Assistance Language from the adoption statute 260 was moved to 259A to create a more seamless process from child protection. Article 4: Child Protection Reasonable efforts for [...]

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