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MAKING REASONABLE EFFORTS:
A Permanent Home for Every Child

DEVELOPED WITH SUPPORT FROM THE EDNA MCCONNELL CLARK FOUNDATION

>>In 1980, Congress passed the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act.The Adoption Assistance Act requires, in part, that states receiving federal monies under the Act>> make “reasonable efforts” to prevent the removal of children from their homes and,
whenever possible, to reunify children placed in foster care with their families.
WHAT HAPPENED?? Start with the Introduction to learn More

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It can not be denied that
1)True child abuse exists;
2) nor can it be denied that a child needs a permanent home.
However, has the government taken steps to assist parents
Reasonable_Efforts_Summaryand children to provide direction to show parents how to be
successful in raising their family.
Or has the government taken advantage of this Incentive
Program for their own personal gain?
Parent Survey Summary Results (Image data from HI)>>>>
Currently the National Family Advocacy Survey Project© in Cooperation with State Survey teams have developed a "Parent Survey" for All States when one is confronted with the Child Protective AGENCY. We fully realize that it is extremely difficult to share your experiences. The primary purpose is to determine the COMMUNICATIONS between one allegedly accused and those that are deemed Experts in their field. Any personal information given is Confidential, and will not be shared Publically without the written consent of the Responders to the Survey.
Also, in development is the Relative/Kinship Care Survey. Learn More about the Survey Project

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Related Reading:

·         Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective
    (Original Source:http://www.nationalcasa.org/download/Judges_Page/0710_reasonable_efforts_in_the_dependency_court_issue_0119.pdf )

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