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Westerman Statement on Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act

March 22, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement on the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 22.

“Congress is removing the bureaucratic hurdles that have stopped otherwise routine adoptions from taking place," Westerman said. "There are far too many children in need of loving homes today. H.R. 4472, the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act, will make it possible for children in foster care or guardianship to be placed in loving homes across state lines, joining families that will love them and provide for them. This is the right thing to do for children in Arkansas and across the United States who are in need of a loving family.”