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Senate Clears Adoption Incentives Bill for President’s Signature, Recognizes National Adoption Day

On September 22, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, a bill to renew and expand a national program of incentives for families to adopt children. The House passed the bill on September 17 (see The Source, 9/19/08). The president is expected to sign the bill into law. The current authorization (P.L. 105-89) expires on September 30.

The same day, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S.Res.675, a resolution supporting the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month. The House passed H. Res. 1432, an identical resolution, on September 18 (see The Source, 9/19/08).

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