A Georgia Senate Study Committee tasked with examining the state’s current policies and regulations addressing the conditions, needs, issues, and problems related to the safety and welfare of the state’s children approved its final report Monday at the close of its fourth meeting of the off session. The Senate Foster Care and Adoption Study Committee was created by Senate Resolution 282 during the 2023 Legislative Session and was chaired by Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-Marietta.

State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick

According to Kirkpatrick, the committee came up with a number of ideas for improving Georgia’s child welfare system after hearing testimony from many experts and individuals who have been involved in all aspects and stages of child welfare and protection. The committee also found “that the issues facing Georgia’s most vulnerable children are complex and will need continued attention over time.” 

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