Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
October 10, 2014
Updated Child Welfare Fact Sheet on Adoption in Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT recently released an updated Child Welfare Fact Sheet -- Focus on Adoption, which provides data and information about children adopted from foster care in Rhode Island. The Fact Sheet gives an overview of adoption issues and makes recommendations on how to improve permanency outcomes for children waiting to be adopted from foster care.

To see additional publications in the Child Welfare Fact Sheet series,
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Congressional Staff Briefing on Permanency
Congressman Jim Langevin organized a briefing for Congressional staff in Washington, D.C. on September 23rd on the issue of improving permanency outcomes for children in the child welfare system. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Policy Analyst John Neubauer was part of a panel discussion on permanency and gave remarks about Rhode Island's successes and challenges in achieving permanency for children in foster care.
New Federal Child Welfare Legislation

US CapitolOn September 29th, President Obama signed into law The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980). The bipartisan bill includes provisions to expand prevention and treatment for victims of sex trafficking, increase funds to states to move children to adoptive and guardianship families, expand support for kinship families, and support normalcy for children in foster care. Please click here for more details.

In This Issue
starUpdated Child Welfare Fact Sheet on Adoption in Rhode Island
starCongressional Staff Briefing on Permanency
starNew Federal Legislation
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