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Official Title as Introduced

To ensure the safety and well-being of adopted children.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/30/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
11/01/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/30/2013Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/30/2013Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/30/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means10/30/2013 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce10/30/2013 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health11/01/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/30/2013)

Amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act to make it a purpose of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program to promote efforts to prevent children from entering the foster care system through the provision of pre- and post-adoptive support services.

Extends adoption promotion and support services to those designed to support adoptions from other countries as well as domestic adoptions. Specifies related pre- and post-adoptive support services.

Amends SSA title IV part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) to revise requirements for state expenditures for adoption support services.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants or cooperative agreements to eligible entities to develop and implement statewide or tribal post-adoption mental health service programs for all adopted children.

Amends SSA title IV part D (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) to direct the Secretary, as part of the child support and paternity data collection system, to promulgate final regulations requiring the states to collect and report information regarding children adopted within the United States or from other countries who enter into state custody as a result of the disruption of a placement for adoption or the dissolution of an adoption.

Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to report to Congress on how children are advertised for adoption, prospective parents, and support for adopting families.