Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. (AFFM) provides support services for adoptive and foster parents, and kinship providers. AFFM provides the training, guidance, knowledge, and resources needed to handle complex issues as families open their hearts and homes to children. The services are for all adoptive and foster families who are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or have DHHS approval to adopt. Special services are available to kinship providers. Child welfare is dependent upon a myriad of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Decisions concerning families and innocent children are rarely easy, and are usually fraught with highly emotional issues. AFFM is dedicated to assisting families to help children find the security they deserve.
* Updated Information Regarding Adoption Subsidy Cuts
AFFM has received word from the State Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee indicating that a 3 month proposed cut of 50% to adoption subsidies has been reduced to a 25 % cut. The cut will impact only children who are funded by the State Of Maine and that are not IVE eligible.
Although this is still a reduction it is not what was shared in the mailing to over 900 adoptive families in Maine last month. Please keep in mind that the reduction is for the months of April, May and June of 2013 and the adoption subsidy will resume as originally negotiated in July, 2013.
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