Gov. Dayton Proposes Investment in Adoption Services
(St. Paul, MN) -- In his revised budget, Governor Dayton is proposing a two-and-a-half-million-dollar investment in a plan to help foster children find permanent homes. Erin Sullivan Sutton is Assistant Commissioner for Human Services in Minnesota. She says the Northstar Care for Children program provides stability for kids who are transitioning from foster care which has always been intended to be temporary. But she says it will help those children who cannot be returned to their families move from temporary foster care into have permanent families in their life. Sullivan Sutton says the program is designed to also reduce the number of children waiting for families, as well as the length of time they have to wait. If approved, the program would begin January 1st, 2015.