Summary: H.R.5810 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/14/2016)

National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act

This bill amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to direct a state receiving from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a community-based formula grant for the prevention of child abuse and neglect to establish a demonstration program through which the state:

  • adopts a specific evidence-based, uniform, national home study program for the evaluation of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents; and
  • furnishes HHS with data gathered through operation of the program.

HHS shall establish a national registry of home study reports filed by home study practitioners using an HHS-developed methodology meeting specified criteria. This registry must be accessible to state foster care and adoption agencies, or a designated entity as determined by the lead agency in the state, to assist with the selection of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents.