This document is intended to provide information about, and assist in the implementation of,
Fostering Connections in states across the nation. Specifically, the document focuses on answering questions about Fostering Connections' improvements that will impact youth and young adults in foster care and assist in the implementation process. The questions are designed to be used by different audiences -- from those charged with implementing Fostering Connections' improvements, to those advocating for implementation, to the youth, young adults, parents, relative caregivers, and others who will be most affected by implementation of this new law. There are also a number of questions that explore Fostering Connections' interplay with pre-existing law, and examine issues including youth engagement and the role of the court. In addition, there are questions that deal specifically with funding issues and the implementation of Fostering Connections. Funding questions can be found at the end of the following sections: Section 3 - Permanency (question 3.g); Section 4 - General Questions About Extension to 21 (questions 4.x, 4.y and 4.z) and Section 6 -- Independent Living (questions 6.c and 6.d).