Adoption Assistance Updates
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently awarded $47 million under the Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments program. It also released the first annual report that compiles state data on savings from the expansion of phased-in eligibility under Title IV-E adoption assistance.
Congress is currently considering legislation to reform child welfare programs. The bill would reauthorize the Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments program, which is set to expire at the end of this month. However, it would also delay the full expansion of adoption assistance eligibility.