Just moments ago, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 12!
With this legislation, 1 in 5 youth who “age out” nationally will receive the support of the foster care system to age 21, ending an era of neglect and providing youth in foster care with the same common-sense assistance provided to children from in-tact families. Thousands of relative care providers will participate in the new, federally-funded subsidized guardianship program, providing much needed support that promotes stability among children.
Thank you to everyone who has made this historic moment possible. You made calls, visited Sacramento, wrote letters and together, you sent the message that California can and must do better for its children and youth in foster care.
Thank you again and stay tuned! Much work ahead -- but for the moment, let's be grateful for this step forward for our children -- and take a minute to email the governor and thank him for his support by clicking here!
(To find out more about the All Saints Foster Care Project visit the ASC website.)