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Introduced in House (02/27/1995)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: National Advisory Board on Adoption

Title II: Adoption Data Collection System

Title III: Adoption Education Programs

Title IV: Adoption Benefits for Federal Employees and

Military Personnel

Title V: Adoption Tax Credit

Title VI: Maternal Health Certificates Program

Title VII: Rehabilitation Grants for Maternity Housing and

Services Facilities

Title VIII: Sense of Congress Regarding Changes in State

Adoption Laws

Omnibus Adoption Act of 1995 - Title I: National Advisory Board on Adoption - Establishes the National Advisory Board on Adoption to monitor program implementation under this Act and make recommendations to the Congress.

Title II: Adoption Data Collection System - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to submit a status report to the Congress on implementation of a certain data collection system required under the Social Security Act.

Title III: Adoption Education Programs - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award social work graduate school fellowships for work in innovative programs on the effects of adoption on the parties involved. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary of Education to award grants to the States for implementation of adoption education programs. Authorizes appropriations.

Title IV: Adoption Benefits for Federal Employees and Military Personnel - Amends Federal law to set forth adoption benefits for Federal employees and military personnel. Directs the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Transportation to coordinate their efforts in implementing this Act and to consult with the National Advisory Board on Adoption.

Title V: Adoption Tax Credit - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow adoption expenses as a credit against the individual income tax. Requires married couples to file jointly in order to receive such credit.

Title VI: Maternal Health Certificates Program - Directs the Secretary to establish a maternal health certificates program to cover maternity and housing services facility expenses incurred by eligible pregnant women. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VII: Rehabilitation Grants for Maternity Housing and Services Facilities - Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to implement a grant program to assist eligible nonprofit entities to rehabilitate buildings for use as housing and services facilities for eligible pregnant women. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VIII: Sense of Congress Regarding Changes in State Adoption Laws - Expresses the sense of the Congress that the States should adopt a specified statutory adoption scheme, including certain health plan benefits.