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A Summer with Voice for Adoption By Isabel Marcelletti and Michael Tuskey Published 8/10 For the last policy blog, Isabel Marcelletti and Michael Tuskey will be answering questions about their time interning at Voice for...
You Move, You Lose  By Michael Tuskey  Published 8/4 In the United States, there are two primary ways the government supports adoption: federal (Title IV-E adoption assistance) and state (non IV-E adoption assistance). These...
Health Care Drama and the Deciding Vote-a-Rama By Isabel Marcelletti 7/31/17 CNN referred to it as a “strange drama.” The fate of foster children’s health coverage in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Out played out in a chain of...
Social Security Block Grant By Michael Tuskey  Published 7/21 Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) is a Federal block grant to states and territories which allows them to decide how to best allocate funds for child welfare services...
Encouraging Adoptions from Foster Care in the US: A Briefing on Adoption Opportunities and Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentives  In the United States, there are currently 427,910 children in foster care, of which 111,820...
Stand Up for Medicaid to Protect Our Foster Youth by Isabel Marcelletti Published 7/14 With the passing of the American Health Care Act of 2017 in the House and the introduction of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of...
Voice for Adoption expressed its concerns for the adoption tax credit's survival to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. "We are Voice for Adoption (VFA), a member on the Executive Committee of the Adoption Tax Credit Working...
Adoption Tax Credit By Michael Tuskey Published 7/7 When a child is adopted, it means that they are given a family to call their own. While the main concern when it comes to adoption is finding the right family for the right...
The Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI), North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), Voice for Adoption (VFA), Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY), and the Child Welfare League of America (CWA) all...
A Closer Look at the Current State of Child Welfare Funding By Isabel Marcelletti  Published 6/30 In the 2016 Fiscal Year, we had seen an appropriation of $8.689 billion for child welfare services which was 7.83% of the entire...

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