Catalogue by keywords / Adoption 2002: The President's Initiative on Adoption and Foster Care. Guidelines for Public Policy and State Legislation Governing Permanence for Children

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-LEG USA-001
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Title Adoption 2002: The President's Initiative on Adoption and Foster Care. Guidelines for Public Policy and State Legislation Governing Permanence for Children
Author Department of Health and Human Services - USA
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Date published/issue 06-00-1999
Date received 00-00-0000
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Document description Guide
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Legislation-comment
Foster-care
Substitute-family
Child-rights
Parental-rights-loss
Adoption
Legislation-adoption
Abuse
Abandonment
Neglect
Child-interest
Family-rehabilitation
Free text Response of the Children's Bureau within the US Department of Health and Human Services to the "Proposed Action Steps" recommended in Adoption 2002, report prepared by the Secretary to the Department as requested by the President in 1996. The issue of "permanency" for children needing substitute care is addressed in the various sections of these Guidelines. The major theme throughout is how States' legislation should be adapted to provide the best protection for the children involved.

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