Foster Talk with Dr. John!
Online Safety for Foster Kids
Are you Keeping your Foster Child (or Birth Children) Safe Online? Read John DeGarmo's Foster Care Blog for May.
Brain Research on Bonding
See the Advocacy page for a great article on bonding in children on out of home care and adoption.
New Healthcare Coverage for Alumni of Foster Care
As part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid benefits will been extended to youth who left foster care at 18 years old or older and will be younger than 26 years old on January 1, 2014, then you can get Medicaid health insurance coverage until you are 26 years old. But you have to sign up!
If you are a teenager or young adult who will be leaving foster care soon, talk with your caseworker about signing up so you will have Medicaid health insurance until you are 26 years old.
Learn how to sign up at the American Academy of Pediatrics site
American Optometric Assoc. recommends baby's first exam at 6 months
See Resources page
Adoption Tax Credit
The adoption tax credit has been made permanent! See more on the Advocacy page.
SCFAPA receives certificate of commendation
At the Greater Birmingham Foster Night Out, the President of the National Foster Parent Association, Irene Clements, presented the SCFAPA with a Certificate of Commendation for excellence in leadership.