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From the Oregon Department of Human Services Site
Adoption & Safe Families Act (ASFA)
A child's sense of time is different from an adult's...
...a year can seem like forever to a child.
In 1997, Congress made major changes to the federal child abuse and neglect law. These changes became the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA). ASFA focuses on the health and safety of a child. Oregon law already supported that main goal.