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Referred in Senate (10/02/2008)

 
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 239 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 239


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

           September 27 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

                                Received

            October 2 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

  Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
   Recognizing and acknowledging the important role of adoption, and 
 commending all parties involved, including birthparents who carry out 
       an adoption plan, adoptive families, and adopted children.

Whereas in 2002, there were 22,291 domestic infant adoptions in the United 
        States;
Whereas birthparents who decide to carry out an adoption plan come from all 
        walks of life, with various backgrounds and socioeconomic status;
Whereas birthparents who carry out an adoption plan should be recognized and 
        commended for doing what they believe is in the best interest of their 
        child;
Whereas loving, nurturing adoptive families make it possible for birthparents to 
        carry out an adoption plan;
Whereas adoptive families make an important difference in the life of a child 
        through adoption and show the compassionate spirit of our Nation;
Whereas adoptive families should be recognized and commended for providing a 
        permanent, safe, and loving home for a child;
Whereas studies have shown that adopted children form deep emotional bonds with 
        their adoptive parents indistinguishable from those biological children 
        form with their parents;
Whereas adopted children grow up to make valuable contributions to our Nation 
        and lead fulfilling lives;
Whereas adopted children should be recognized and commended for understanding 
        that the choice of the birthparents to carry out an adoption plan may be 
        a difficult and carefully considered decision made out of love for a 
        child; and
Whereas Congress should do more to support adoption, including birthparents who 
        carry out an adoption plan, adoptive families, and adopted children: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress recognizes and acknowledges the important role of 
adoption, and commends all parties involved, including birthparents who 
carry out an adoption plan, adoptive families, and adopted children.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 26, 2008.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.