World Wide Wednesday, February 5, 2014

174337705It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  •  A New Year and New Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth: Signed into law on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes a number of improvements to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), helping millions of Americans access affordable health coverage. Thanks to the ACA, beginning on January 1, all youth who turned 18 in foster care between 2007 and 2013 are now eligible for Medicaid. Click here to continue reading.
  • Steps to Stability: Moving Children to a New HomeThis video deals with  children in foster care moving from one home to another, and the problems that may come with it.

  • Visitation: An Indispensable Tool for Reunification – This informative new video from Legal Services of New Jersey can be used to educate policymakers, judges, lawyers, caseworkers and foster parents on the need for frequent, meaningful visits. Developed for Family Reunification Day, it features Rise Director Nora McCarthy.

  • For teens in foster care, adoption is a lifeline – The Washington Post recently shared this opinion piece.

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