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This document is a compilation of the sections of the Social Security Act related to various child welfare programs, including titles IV-B and IV-E.

This executive order aims to strengthen America’s child welfare system through improving partnerships, resources, and oversight.

This document presents CAPTA as amended by P.L. 115-271, the Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. The text includes the Adoption Opportunities program.

This notice from the Federal Register announces the allotment percentage for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 for each state under the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program authorized by title IV-B, subpart 1 of the Social Security Act (the Act). The allotment percentages are one of the factors used in the computation of the federal grants awarded under the program. The law requires the Department of Health and Human Services to publish the allotment percentages every two years.

This notice from the Federal Register announces the opportunity for public comment on the policy interpretation of section 106(b)(2)(B)(x) articulated in question 2.1A.4 #8 of the Child Welfare Policy Manual (CWPM), which concerns the public disclosure of findings or information about a case of child abuse or neglect which results in a child fatality or near fatality.

This notice from the Federal Register announces the opportunity for public comment on the suspension and termination policies for the title IV-E adoption assistance program, articulated in the Child Welfare Policy Manual. It similarly announces the opportunity to provide public comment about any other policy areas of concern relating to the title IV-E adoption assistance program.

This letter discusses supporting the well-being and educational outcomes of students in foster care through collaboration and cross-system coordination, as mandated by the Fostering Connections to Success  and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008.

This document provides the locations of Children's Bureau policy, guidance, and other implementation activities related to the Fostering Connection to Success and Increasing Adoption Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351).

This Federal Register notice provides the comments received regarding whether the Children’s Bureau should revise the regulations at 45 CFR 1357 because they contained outdated requirements and do not reflect statutory changes since their publication.

This webpage provides information about legislation and policy related to the title IV-E foster care eligibility reviews.