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New legislation promotes the advantages of child adoption


From custodial adoption to international adoption to step-parent adoption, adoption can be considered an opportunity for many parents who are incapable of having their own child and for children who deserve to have loving families. Unfortunately, only 18,078 infants were adopted in the United States in 2007.

In order to educate more people, including those in Jefferson, Colorado, regarding the benefits of adoption, U.S. Senators have launched new legislation. The new bill, the Adoption Information Act, will educate families about adoption, its process and ultimately, its advantages. The legislation will mandate federal grant recipients, guaranteeing that the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services will issue adoption promotion literature. The Adoption Information Act will likely improve, promote and enhance the entire adoption process in the country.

According to sources, the legislation will promote the benefits of adoption, enabling more children to be placed with loving families. The bills also require HHS to create and distribute pamphlets to people and many families. The pamphlets will contain all the adoption centers throughout the country and it will need to be updated every year.

The Adoption Information Act also educates birth parents and adoptive parents about what they need to do to adopt a child. Ultimately, it aims to increase the number of children being adopted in the country.

However, adoption may come with conflicts along the way. Although adopting a child in Colorado can be rewarding for both parent and child, adoptive parents should prepare for the potential legal issues, which may take months or years. Fortunately, discussing the pros and the cons of adoption with a legal professional may help adoptive parents understand what they are dealing with. That way, their decision to adopt will not just be gratifying; it may also overcome the legal hurdles.

Source: WJTV, "Senators Introduce Adoption Information Act," Sep. 24, 2013

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