Under previous law, Indian Tribes could not access federal Title IV-E funds to administer their own foster care or adoption assistance programs, but instead had to have an agreement with a state government to access IV-E funds. More than half of the federally recognized tribes currently do not have such an agreement. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoption Act of 2008 (PL 110-351) offers new federal supports to Tribes and protections for American Indian children. There are approximately 560 recognized tribal nations in the United States.

Network Partner Organization: National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

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