Sibling Visitation

sibling connections matter

House Bill 448, the Fostering Siblings Connections Act
is a bill that matters greatly to Ohio foster care youth and alumni. This bill was introduced by Representatives Sarah LaTourette and Janine Boyd in 2017, and co-sponsored by Representatives Kristin Boggs, Stephanie Howse, Bill Reineke, Jeff Rezabek, Kent Smith, and Thomas West.

The OHIO Youth Advisory Board previously launched a statewide Youth Letter Writing Campaign to educate legislators about the need to better support Sibling Connections. Here are two sample letters from:

On January 16, 2018, Ohio foster care youth shared their insights as part of a panel during an Interested Parties Meeting about HB 448.

2018 Sibling Panel (2)

When the bill was referred to Committee in 2018, testimonials were shared by foster care alumni on June 20, 2018, including:





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