Non-profit, accredited child welfare agencies applaud formation of task force on adoption, foster care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 
Contact: Sydney Smith, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communicationsssmith@byrumfisk.com, 586-212-3103 

LANSING – The Association of Accredited Child & Family Agencies (AACFA) today applauded the formation of the Michigan House Bipartisan Adoption and Foster Care Task Force.

“We applaud the Michigan House for forming the bipartisan Task Force on Children and Family Services, underscoring the urgent need to focus on child welfare in our state, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michael Williams, president and CEO of Orchards Children’s Services, an AACFA member organization. “As experts with deep knowledge in child and family welfare services, we stand ready to partner with the task force to help it succeed. We are also hopeful the task force will help address the lack of funding fairness between public and non-profit, accredited child welfare agencies and the critical labor shortage non-profit agencies are facing. Non-profit accredited child welfare agencies look forward to working with the task force so the many critical issues facing children and families get the focus and attention they deserve in these challenging times.”

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