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VFA Submits Written Testimony to Senate for FY 19 Appropriations

VFA Appropriations Testimony

Schylar Baber, Executive Director, director@voice-for-adoption.org, Voice for Adoption, FY 2019 Written Testimony for the Record—Subcommittee Labor-HHS-Education

Voice for Adoption (VFA) offers the following testimony requesting increased funds for the following five programs under the supervision of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF):  Child Welfare Services (CWS), Promoting Safe and Stable Families, the Adoption and Kinship Incentives Fund, and the Adoption Opportunities Act.

In February, Congress passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (PL 115-123). The legislation has potential to expand services that can prevent the placement of children into foster care. It challenges states to reduce the number of children and youth in congregate placements. It will be a challenge to states to build the capacity and access to services (mental health, substance use, and in-home services) and to build the infrastructure of services and providers..... see full written testimony.

YOU CAN HELP - We need as many organizations as possible to use our letter as a template, and submit written testimony by Friday, June 1st via email to lhhs@appro.senate.gov. You can see written testimony rules here