AB 260 (Lopez, 2015): This bill seeks to help break the cycle of foster care by preventing specific child welfare records from being inappropriately used to take remove children from parenting foster youth. This bill would also ensure that these parenting foster youth have improved access to supportive services in to help them succeed as parents. To review the fact sheet, follow this LINK.

AB 2668 (Quirk-Silva, 2014): This bill provides parenting Non-Minor-Dependents (NMDs) living in a SILP to enter into a “Parenting Support Plan” with an identified responsible adult. This plan would identify ways in which the adult will assist the youth with their baby. Entering into a Parenting Support Plan would allow increase the NMDs foster care payment by $200. To review the fact sheet, follow this LINK. To review the All-County-Letter, follow this LINK.

SB 528 (Yee, 2013): The main provision of the bill would require the California Department of Social Services to collect data on the number of parenting youth in foster care and whether the child of the dependent is also in foster care. Additionally, the bill establishes that all youth in foster care have the right to sexual development education beginning at age 12. To review the factsheet, follow this LINK.

SB 500 (Kuehl, 2005): This bill clarifies that an individual’s status as a foster youth is not grounds for classifying their child as being at risk of abuse or neglect. It also created a new placement option known as “Whole Family Foster Homes.” A WFFH is a family home that is either certified or belongs to an approved relative or nonrelative caregiver who is specifically recruited and trained to assist a minor parent in developing parenting skills. Youth and caregivers for this placement must develop a Shared Responsibility Plan to demonstrate the areas in which they will work together to parent the child. To review the All-County-Letter, follow this LINK.