Analysis

Trump Administration Delays New Child Welfare Data Rules Until 2020, But Plans Changes to Obama Plan

Earlier this week, while reporting on the confirmation of new Administration for Children and Families (ACF) leader Lynn Johnson, Youth Services Insider speculated that perhaps an agreement had been reached, or assurances had been made, about […]

Child Welfare

De Blasio Administration Slams “Shockingly Biased” Federal Bill on Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is speaking out against a proposed federal bill that protects faith-based foster care agencies that refuse to place adoptive or foster children with qualified LGBT adults. The Child Welfare Provider […]

Child Welfare

Why We Need To Collect Data on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

In the United States, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects demographic and other types of information on all youth who enter the foster care system. This practice allows the government […]

Adoption

House Appropriations Bills Would Permit Discrimination By Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), who last month was appointed to help lead Congress’ largest child welfare coalition, successfully introduced a controversial amendment yesterday that would enable faith-based providers to choose what families to serve based […]