California bills target lengthy foster-parent approval process

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Assembly Bill (AB) 2183 would create an immediate source of funding for resource families who take in a child on an emergency basis. Introduced by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), the bill calls on the state to use two existing pots of money to support resource families during the process: the state’s allocation of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, and the state’s Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Program.