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November is National Adoption Awareness Month!

In 1990, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) decided to expand opportunities for raising awareness, and began advertising Adoption Week as National Adoption Awareness Month (November). This effort is to raise awareness of the more than 102,000 children in foster care nationwide waiting for permanent, loving families. Join us by getting involved, seeking knowledge and publicly conveying awareness to this important cause. Support adoption awareness .

Legal Services Funding for Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors

The California Department of Social Services invites nonprofit legal services organizations to apply for the Unaccompanied Undocumented Minor Legal Services Funding for State Fiscal Year 2014-15. If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please submit a completed application to the CDSS by 5pm on Monday, November 24, 2014. More Information.

Implementation of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as Outlined in State Statute for the IHSS Program

On October 1, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published the Final Rule on the Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to Domestic Service (RIN 1235-AA05). As a result of these changes, IHSS/WPCS providers will be required to be paid overtime, at a rate equal to one and one-half times the regular rate of hourly pay, when their time worked exceeds 40 authorized hours. We are in the process of implementing and training for this upcoming change.

Adoptee, Birth Parents, Siblings of Adoptees are you looking for one another? We can help!

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