Coble supports national adoption month bill

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Washington, Oct 28, 2011 | Ed McDonald (202.225.3065) | comments


    (Washington, D.C.)----In advance of National Adoption Month in November, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) says he is cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution supporting the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day. This resolution promotes national awareness of adoption, encourages the well-being of every child, and recognizes individuals and organizations working with orphans and foster children.

    "Too many foster children across the United States, including thousands in North Carolina are waiting to be adopted," said Congressman Coble, a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA). "This resolution will bring much-needed awareness to adoption and the goal of ensuring that every child has a permanent home with a loving family."

    To raise awareness of the plight of foster children, National Adoption Month was first designated in 1995. In November 2000, National Adoption Day was launched through the National Adoption Day Coalition. National Adoption Day marks the day that agencies, organizations and families come together to complete thousands of foster care adoptions. H.Res. 433 is cosponsored by Rep. Coble. The resolution awaits action in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Its companion resolution in the Senate is S.Res.302.

    Since 1985, the CCA has brought together members of Congress who are committed to making sure every child in America has a safe, permanent and loving home. With 160 members, CCA is the largest, bicameral caucus in Congress.

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