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house Bill H.R. 1952

Should the State Dept. Provide More Information About Countries With Restrictive Adoption Policies?

Argument in favor

Adoptive families seeking to adopt from countries with restrictive adoption policies or bans on adoption to the U.S. need to be empowered with as much information as possible. Enhancing the State Dept.’s existing report on intercountry adoption to include information about countries with policies to this effect will help give families more information.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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05/20/2019
👍🏻 HOUSE Bill H.R.1952 AKA “Inter-country Adoption Information Act” 👍🏻 I’m in strong support of an recommend the passage of the House Bill H.R. 1952 AKA the “Inter-country Adoption Information Act of 2019” which would amend the Intercountry Adoption Act (IAA) of 2000 to require the Secretary of State to include information on countries that have carried out a new policy or law reducing or preventing adoptions to the U.S. in their annual report as well as actions taken by the State Dept. which have prevented adoptions to the U.S. A bill to amend the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to require the Secretary of State to report on intercountry adoptions from countries which have significantly reduced adoption rates involving immigration to the United States, and for other purposes. Adoptive families seeking to adopt from countries with restrictive adoption policies or bans on adoption to the U.S. need to be empowered with as much information as possible. Enhancing the State Dept.’s existing report on intercountry adoption to include information about countries with policies to this effect will help give families more information. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻HR-1952👍🏻👍🏻. 5.20.19.....
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Lionman's Opinion
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05/20/2019
With increased anti-abortion laws, there should be a requirement to adopt locally, and only abroad when zero children are available in the US.
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Hector's Opinion
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05/21/2019
Yes people need help for many reasons but one that causes huge damage is being alone. There are practices done which lead to death but we can only end it by adopting these children everywhere. I know there's places with huge starvation and it's like, so we bring them all here but no, we have to be the changes of the war, against war, yet horrible to madmen who torment their people and others. Yes peace should be the goal rather than profit. Equality worldwide, liberty worldwide and fraternity worldwide. As an naturally from the Americas mostly and am ambassador of Jesus Christ I say America should be at peace with kindness, understanding, Justice, truth, love, honor even and I just know since the world is crashing financially because the oligarchs are really ridiculous with their mounted power of weapons have to evolve into not finding life in Earth so horrible like knowledge can't be taught. Like facts cannot be controlled yet with knowledge corrected. They control everything, they're breaking everything and are tyrants and that is their goal mean everything and even in their respect they have for their thoughts that Earth is bad because of the mixed race and overpopulated let's go to another planet, I mean why else would Trump give Russia whatever it wants for free, I mean it's for his personal profit too but underlying treachery is everyday business for them rather than knowledge sharing and understanding of it's importance thank for listening God bless and goodnight.
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Argument opposed

Given how quickly policies can change, it’s not reasonable to use the State Dept.’s annual adoption report to provide families with up-to-date information about shifting policies around the world. Rather than enhancing the intercountry adoption report, the State Dept. should work directly with families, adoption agencies, and adoption lawyers to ensure everyone is up to date.

burrkitty's Opinion
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05/20/2019
Adopt American! On any given day, there are nearly 443,000 children in foster care in the United States. In 2017, more than 690,000 children spent time in U.S. foster care. On average, children remain in state care for nearly two years and six percent of children in foster care have languished there for five or more years. In 2014, 50,644 foster kids were adopted — a number that has stayed roughly consistent for the past five years. The average age of a waiting child is 7.7 years old and 29% of them will spend at least three years in foster care. When we don’t have any children left waiting for new families, then we can talk about adoption from outside the USA.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/20/2019
With all the excessively strict abortions laws being passed in this country it needs to be made law that only children from the US may be adopted. I mean all those forced births with no exceptions must have adopted families with no exceptions as well. No out of country adoptions. I mean really pro-lifers. MAGA.
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IllWill's Opinion
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05/20/2019
Why are we encouraging adoption from abroad when there is plenty of children right here in the U.S. that need a loving home?! If a country has restrictive adoption policies, so be it! Choose a different country or better yet adopt right here in the United States!
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed May 20th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 397 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedMarch 28th, 2019

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