Text: H.Res.452 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/19/2003)

[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[H. Res. 452 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
H. RES. 452

 Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption 



                           November 19, 2003

 Mr. Camp (for himself, Mr. Herger, Mr. Shaw, and Mr. Brady of Texas) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                          on Government Reform



 Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption 

Whereas there are millions of children worldwide awaiting permanent, safe, 
        loving homes;
Whereas there are presently more than 134,000 children in foster care homes in 
        the United States waiting to be adopted;
Whereas approximately 120,000 children in the United States are adopted each 
Whereas an estimated 1,000,000 children in the United States live with adoptive 
Whereas roughly two to four percent of families in the United States include an 
        adopted child;
Whereas 6 in 10 Americans have had a personal experience with adoption, meaning 
        they, a family member, or a close friend was adopted, has adopted a 
        child, or has placed a child for adoption;
Whereas loving and nurturing families are formed every day when committed and 
        dedicated individuals make an important difference in the life of a 
        child through adoption; and
Whereas on November 7, 2003, the President proclaimed November 2003 as National 
        Adoption Month: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes and supports 
the goals and ideals of National Adoption Month.