Idaho State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at...
Child Support Payments and Title IV-E Adoption Assistance
NACAC has received numerous questions with regard to adoption assistance payments as a source of income in divorce and child support cases. The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) strongly warns that Title IV-E Adoption Assistance payments were never intended to become "bargaining... The Safety of Children Threatened by Block Grant Plan: Protect Children from Abuse and Neglect with
WASHINGTON - Newspaper headlines across the country graphically report that the nation is failing to adequately protect our children from abuse and neglect. Whether it is in the Indianapolis Star's article, "Defenseless: Indiana Children Die Needlessly" (12/8/02) or the Wilmington, DE, News Journal... Medicaid Information Update & Analysis
CWLA's Medicaid Principles * Preserve the federal guarantee of Medicaid for all low-income children, including children in the child welfare system. * Improve Medicaid benefits and broaden health insurance coverage for uninsured children under SCHIP. * Oppose any efforts to block grant or...
November 18, 2011, 8:36 pm
It is nice to sit tonight. It seems that our family is busier now than it ever was. Sometimes I think about pulling out of some of the kid's activities just to get a little free time but then I think that in four years the oldest two will grow out of their activities and move on (and perhaps... Taking a Break
August 12, 2012, 6:44 am
It's been two years since Dear Hubby and I took our 4-day getaway. That was the first and last time we used respite care. The real question is, "What are we waiting for?"
In actuality, we're waiting for September and our planned cruise. But that's not all. It is so hard for me to ask for... I Get to Talk and People Will Listen
April 14, 2012, 8:33 am
I am blessed to be writing you today and telling about a unique experience that I am getting. In May, I will be giving a speech/workshop on adoption and foster care/adoption. This is so exciting for me as it is certainly my passion. I have been planning in my head what information I want to pass...