New law may help with Tribal Adoptions

Dear Editor,

The history of American Indian children and social welfare services in the United States is a long and painful one, but a new federal law seems to offer a glimmer of hope.

The Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (CSIAA), which was signed into law last year, will allow eligible tribal programs to apply for direct funding from the largest federal funding stream for entitled foster care and adoption assistance services for income eligible children.

Daily Yonder’s Mary Annette Pember reports on the CSIAA and how the new law will impact adoptions of American Indian and Alaskan native children.

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Chavvah Lister
Center for Rural Strategies

Knoxville, Tennessee