Protecting Adopted Children Act

In April Representative Langevin (D-RI) introduced the Protecting Adopted Children Act (HR2068) in order to “insure the safety and well-being of adopted children.” This was in response to reports of individuals who had adopted children, primarily from foreign countries, and who later found that there were such severe issues or difficulties involving the children and with no help available, attempted to place the children, with other families without proper safeguards. The purpose of the Bill would be to provide both pre and post adoptive counseling and to provide funding for specialized treatment for these children, including psychiatric residential services, out-patient mental health services, and other services to assist the families who are dealing with children who have these problems. The bill was referred to several committees for review. Although there were a number of sponsors, the Senate has not yet introduced a companion Bill.

ASSOCIATIONS AND AWARDS

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