Adoption Assistance Program - A Fact Sheet

A Fact Sheet describing the Adoption Assistance Program in California. MORE

Overpayments - YLC Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes what overpayments are and what the rules are if the overpayments occur in the following programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC-FC) (Foster Care), Kinship Gu... MORE

Adoption Assistance: An Introduction - Clearinghouse Review Article

"Adoption Assistance: An Introduction" by Alice Bussiere has been published in the July-August, 2011 issue of Clearinghouse Review. Bussiere writes that adoption assistance programs provide crucial s... MORE

Update: “Fostering Connections to Success: Extending a Social Safety Net for Youths Facing Homelessness and Poverty”

The Clearinghouse Review has published an update on The Fostering Connections Act written by YLC staff attorneys Jennifer Rodriguez and Alice Bussiere with Jennifer Pokempner, a supervising attorney a... MORE

Fostering Connections to Success: Extending a Social Safety Net for Youths Facing Homelessness and Poverty

YLC staff attorneys Jennifer Rodriguez and Alice Bussiere co-authored an article with Juvenile Law Center Attorney Jennifer Pokempner, entitled “Fostering Connections to Success: Extending a Social ... MORE

AB 154 Fact Sheet

AB 154 would increase the incentives of to promote the adoption of children in foster care, particularly those with special needs and older youth. MORE

AB 47 Fact Sheet

Assembly Bill 47 will adjust a tax credit that is currently available to offset the cost of adoption of older foster youth or youth who were in a group home. MORE

A.S.W. v. Mink Ninth Circuit Opinion

A.S.W. v. Mink, a class action lawsuit, challenged the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) actions to unilaterally reduce and, in some cases, end Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) payments for c... MORE

A.S.W. v. Mink Complaint

A.S.W. v. Mink, a class action lawsuit, challenged the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) actions to unilaterally reduce and, in some cases, end Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) payments for c... MORE

Mark A. v. Wilson Stipulated Judgment

Mark A. v. Wilson was filed in January 1998 alleging that the State's administration of the Adoption Assistance Program, a federally funded program that provides families with financial support when t... MORE

Mark A. v. Wilson First Amended Complaint

Mark A. v. Wilson was filed in January 1998 alleging that the State's administration of the Adoption Assistance Program, a federally funded program that provides families with financial support when t... MORE