Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law two bills helping kids in foster are and those who are getting ready to live on their own.
One bill (SB 126) makes it easier for former foster children to get access to their personal records. And it makes it easier for prospective foster and adoptive families to find out the histories of the children they are considering taking into their homes.
The law also requires state officials to keep complete and up-t0-date records for the kids in their care.
Another bill (SB 1128) makes sure that disabled homeless children and those in foster care have an advocate to make education decision.
Crist signed both bills into law today at a youth services center in Broward County.
Some former foster children have had problems getting their records, making it difficult for them to enroll in college or get a job.
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