The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 was designed to assist hundreds of thousands of children and youth in foster care by promoting permanent families for them through relative guardianship and adoption, improving health care, and supporting educational stability.
NOTE: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in December 2015, includes new provisions related to educational access and stability for children and youth in foster care under Title I, Part A of the Act. Please visit NCHE's Title I, Part A webpage for more information.
Read the full text of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008.
U.S. Department of Education website for Students in Foster Care