Title iv e of the social security act provides federal support for foster care and adoption assistance programs since 2008 5 tribes have been approved to operate their own title iv e foster care programs although more than 80 tribes initially expressed an interest in doing so. This report examines 1 data comparing indian and non indian children in foster care 2 challenges selected tribal child welfare agencies may face in addressing changes to appla and establishing permanent homes for children in tribal foster care and 3 hhs assistance to tribes in implementing the appla change and addressing any challenges . Foster care and american indian children casey family services voice magazine 93 2009 discusses the financial challenges faced by tribal communities that prevent the support of foster care within their community and cultural barriers faced by indian children who are placed in the state foster care system hhs needs to improve the . A federal law that gives preference to native american families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving native american children is facing the most significant legal challenge since it . Working with american indian children and families in adoption provides information and resources about relevant considerations when fostering and adopting native american children federal and state recognized tribes explains the legislation that allows tribal customary adoption for american indian children in foster care in
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