Bills helping foster kids become law

Deleware State News

By: Matt Bittle

DOVER — Gov. John Carney signed into law Thursday two bills giving foster children expanded opportunities.

Senate Bill 56 provides liability protections for foster parents and guardians, while Senate Bill 42 allows individuals to add foster children to their car insurance.

“It’s one more way that a foster kid can achieve some level of normalcy in his or her life,” main sponsor Sen. Brian Bushweller, D-Dover, said at the bill-signing.

The two bills passed without opposition and were referred to by Gov. Carney as “common sense.”

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