Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Policy analysis of the Adoption and Safe Families Act
by Lopez, Mayra, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 51; 1499176
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this thesis was to conduct a policy analysis of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA; Pub. L. No. 105-89). The passage of the ASFA addressed the need for interventions in the area of finding permanent homes for children in foster care. Findings indicated that since the passage of ASFA, children have been placed in permanent homes (e.g., adoptive homes) sooner. By placing children on a fast track to find permanent homes by holding court hearings as soon as possible for judges to determine permanent placements. Results also indicated that ASFA shortened the time frame for terminating parental rights, along with promoting adoption in order to locate permanent homes more quickly so that children stay for shorter periods of time in foster care.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chambers, Ruth M.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Political science, Public policy
Keywords: California
Publication Number: 1499176
ISBN: 978-1-124-85230-0
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