National Child Welfare Association

Existing Law

Fostering Connections Act of 2008 - P.L. 110-351

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - P.L. 95-608

Adoption and Safe Families Act - P.L. 105-89

Multi-Ethnic Placement Act and Amendments - P.L. 103-82 and P.L. 104-188

These amendments replace section 553 of the Howard M. Metzenbaum Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 - P.L. 103-82. Section 553 contained the main body of requirements and penalties for foster care and adoptive placements that occur across racial, color or national origin lines.

Title IV-B and Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance

Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 - P.L. 106-169

Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (P.L. 101-630)