Part of New York's settlement with the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York included proposed legislation that was passed by the New York State Assembly
New York Governor Kathy Hochul today signed a law requiring local social service districts to pay, “at least 100%” of the New York's Office of Children and Family Services (OFCS) published foster rates, which OCFS agreed to calculate using a methodology that complies with federal Child Welfare Act under a landmark settlement agreement that Morrison & Foerster secured in December 2021 on behalf of the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY) after the firm filed suit 11 years ago. That settlement also required OCFS to introduce the legislation Governor Hochul signed into law today. Other key provisions of the settlement included:
Read more about the settlement.
The Morrison & Foerster pro bono team representing AFFCNY was led by New York Litigation Partner Grant Esposito and Of Counsel Adam Hunt.
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