Events and News

Implementation News

Some states have made significant progress in implementing the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. This section highlights the enacted legislation and approaches underway across the nation. If you know of a state which has made good progress that should be featured here, please contact us at .



  • Texas' Educational Stability
    Texas DFPS amended its policy in CPS Handbook 6314.1 to strengthen requirements to help ensure a child is maintained in his or her school when a removal takes place or, if in care, when a placement change takes place. The education section of the Chi...
  • Education Highlights Page
    See the Education Highlights Page on for more resources and tools to help support implementation of the education provisions of the Fostering Connections Act....
  • Connecticut: SB 31
    In the spring of 2010, Connecticut passed Senate Bill 31, which went into effect July 1, 2010. The law established that, when it is in the child's best interest to remain in his or her school of origin (SOO): The Connecticut Department of Children...
  • Minnesota: Educational Stability
    In Minnesota, a county administered child welfare system, the Minnesota Department of Human Services released a Bulletin to address implementation of the education provisions of the Fostering Connections Act, including details about reimbursement of ...
  • Butte & San Diego Counties: Educational Stability
    Two California counties - Butte and San Diego - have developed collaborative approaches to ensure that children and youth in foster care have needed school transportation. Both counties respond to children's transportation needs on a case-by-case bas...
  • Philadelphia: Educational Stability
    In Philadelphia, the Department of Human Services (DHS), the School District of Philadelphia (School District), and the Family Court collaborate to ensure school transportation for all children in foster care in accordance with the State's definition...


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