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... Adoption Subsidy: Negotiating and Renegotiating Your Child's Contract
What is it, and does my child qualify? Parents adopting children with special needs from private, non-profit agencies, or from the U.S. foster care system often have similar questions about adoption assistance, or subsidy. Dr. Rita Laws, co-author of a book on subsidies, has helped hundreds of... Homelessness - Provision of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services:
How many people are homeless? In 1996, an estimated 637,000 adults were homeless in any given week. In the same year, an estimated 2.1 million adults were homeless over the course of a year. These numbers increase dramatically when children are included, to 842,000 and 3.5 million, respectively.... Vermont Supreme Court Decision Affirms A Child's Eligibility for Federal Adoption Assistance on Grou
In June 1998, the Vermont Supreme Court, ruled in favor of an adoptive family in a case involving a post finalization application for Title IV-E adoption assistance. Because of the issues involved in the case, the decision could have far reaching significance for adoptive families. The court...
Receiving Social Security Benefits for Disabled Children
November 5, 2007, 7:56 am
As I continue to learn more about the world of developmental disabilities, through my Partners in Policymaking class, I am starting to understand that there are resources (albeit limited) for some of our special kids.
This link gives you some straight-forward information about applying for... How to Decipher Adoption Abbreviations Including Special Needs
June 25, 2007, 5:38 am
How many times have you read through a description of either a waiting child, or a pregnant mother who is consider placing a child for adoption, and wondered…What do all of these abbreviations mean? I remember when we were new perspective adoptive parents, PAPs, we were very confused about the... Adoption and Special Needs Commonly Used Abbreviations
August 16, 2007, 9:10 am
What do all of these abbreviations mean? The world of adoption and special needs can be very confusing when you don’t know the code. You can also unintentionally offend someone in the adoption triad by misusing the codes. Helping your special needs child can be challenging even when you know what...