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The Chronicle of Social Change
December 12, 2013
The Senate Finance Committee will mark up a bill today that could usher in a reauthorization of federal adoption incentives before Congress breaks for the holidays. The bill, called The Supporting At-Risk Youth Act, would also limit the use of long-term foster care and, for the first time, require states to track and report on failed or disrupted adoptions. The bill was introduced by committee chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana), who circulated a draft bill on adoption incentives in early fall. This bill combines his framework with sections of a child welfare law introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and revisions to the Child Support Enforcement process and sections of other proposed legislation
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