A Year is a Long Time in the Life of a Child

ACT is an advocacy group promoting early permanence in a safe and timely manner for foster children through reunification or adoption.

Attachment and Bonding

An important 2014 book by James Kenny, PhD and Peter Kenny, JD.

  • Parents and foster/adopt parents: how to deal with attachment problems
  • Mental Health Professionals: How to do a Bonding Assessment and treat Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Child Welfare Departments: Policy changes and case work practice that can lead to earlier permanence
  • Attorneys: How to effectively represent foster parents and present bonding to courts
  • Judges: Important thoughts on blood relationships versus bonding and some recent Appellate Court decisions on the matter
  • Everyone: An awakening to the plight of our most vulnerable citizens

Learn more now.

Latest News

Attorney Peter A. Kenny provides updates twice a month on foster care and adoption legal issues.

Browse by Topic

The ACT website features nearly a hundred articles on topics related to foster care and adoption.


Foster Parent Journal

We have published a 5th edition of our Foster Parent Daily Journal. This is a no-nonsense book by professionals and foster parents about how to navigate the system, deal with problem behavior, and be effective. It is available for the bargain price of $4.00 on Amazon.com.