Sunday, November 13, 2011

UPDATE: Newly added Summary of State Statutes

The following topics will be incorporated in our Summary of State Statutes” shown below.

Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! June 2012

  • Collection of Family Information About Adopted Persons and Their Birth Families
Summarizes State laws regarding the types of information that are required or permitted to be collected on adopted persons and their birth families.
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/collection.cfm
  • Court Hearings for the Permanent Placement of Children
Provides State laws on the court hearings that must be held to review the status of children placed in out-of-home care.
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/planning.cfm
  • Immunity for Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
Reviews State laws on immunity from liability for persons who in good faith report suspected instances of child abuse or neglect.
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/immunity.cfm
  • Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption
Summarizes State laws regarding eligibility for becoming an adoptive parent, eligibility for being adopted as a child or adult, and authority to place a child for adoption.
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/parties.cfm
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Please feel free to pass this link to others in their time of need.

Throughout the years, myself and others, have suggested to the staff of Child Welfare Information Gateway to create summaries based on certain concerns. The information presented on this page is a result of their work. The only additional step I have done, as keeper of the NFPCAR website, is to Index the information and made this part of our States’ Index (Link: http://nfpcar.org/States).

Here are the “Key Issues” addressed:
Don’t need to tell anyone there have been reams of statutes created. However, hopefully, this page will help to get one in the right direction of the statutes written based on your concerns.
Searching the NFPCAR website

Since the inception of this website in 2001 by one of our members, Linda, there are now over 700 pages of information, and many more to be added. Here are 2 places to search information:
  1. Google search box in the left column of our Home Page.
  2.  Subject Index  As with many pages, this is a “Work in Progress”
May you Find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck