Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 : Public Law 96-272
Index of Federal Child Welfare Laws
United States Congress
Published: June 17, 1980
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Authorized appropriations for adoption and foster care assistance to the States. Required States to provide adoption assistance to parents who adopt a child who is AFDC-eligible and is a child with special needs. For foster care assistance, States are required to make reasonable efforts to prevent placement or to reunify children with their families.
federal programs; adoption subsidies; foster care; AFDC