The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997(AFSA).

In cases where children are not returned to their biological families, the courts have to find safe, permanent homes for them, including adoptive homes. It is especially difficult in cases where the children have special needs, such as mental retardation or cerebral palsy. In 1997, The U.S. Congress enacted legislation that sought to correct the problems inherent with the foster care system and achieving permanency for special needs children.

Write 2-3 pages detailing the provisions of The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997(AFSA).

  • Be sure to include the following in your essay:
    • What was the purpose the AFSA?
    • What are some of the programs that the AFSA funds?
    • Who was the major proponent of the AFSA and why?
    • What are some of the changes that the AFSA has effectuated when it comes to foster care and adoption?
    • What provisions does the AFSA have for children with special needs?
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s