This is taken straight from the Title IV-E Funding guidelines. This is what the Federal Government says your children are worth. This is a violation of the 13th Amendment that states “No man shall be held in slavery or servitude…” It is time to take back our children especially now that the economy is so bad. We were told this would happen two years ago by Nancy Schaefer. It is time to take a stand and say no more. Jackson County DFCS is broke until October when the new budge year starts. That is why Mary Mahoney, Felica Johnson and Judge Kevin Guidry, as well as the Public Defender’s office want to sell Autumn Destiny Deshawna Thomason, Carly Skyler and Sara Louvelle Texanna Wilfawn. They need the money to operate their office.
VII. Adoption Incentives Payments is funding awarded to the states based on
the level of increases in a state’s annual adoptions from the foster care system.
The incentive funding was created as part of the Adoption and Safe Families
Act adopted in 1997. The incentives were made a part of Title IV-E in that year
and reauthorized in 2003 and in 2008.
States have a target number of adoption from the foster care system they must exceed each year to receive a bonus. The bonuses are awarded based on the increases in overall adoptions, increases in the number of special needs adoptions and the number of adoptions of older children. Older child adoptions are those children 9 or older while the definition of special needs is drawn up by the state. The increased emphasis on adopting older children was first included in 2003 and then strengthened in 2008. States can receive up to $8000 per child if they increase these older child adoptions. The 2008 re-authorization also included a new base incentive of $1000 if a state exceeds a base rate in adoptions. This was included to assist those states that may have increased the rate of adoptions but their actual numbers have decreased because the number of children in foster care has decreased. In FY-2009 the budget includes $36.5 million.