HOUSE RESOLUTION 578 APRIL 6, 2006
CONCERNING THE GOVERNMENT OF ROMANIA’S BAN ON INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTIONS AND THE WELFARE OF ORPHANED OR ABANDONED CHILDREN IN ROMANIA
Prime Sponsor: Mr. Christopher H. Smith (NJ)
H.Res. 578, Engrossed in the House on April 6, 2006
H. Res. 578
In the House of Representatives
April 6, 2006.
- Expresses support for the government of Romania's desire to improve the standard of care and well-being of children in Romania.
- Urges the government of Romania to: (1) complete the processing of certain intercountry adoption cases; and (2) amend its child welfare and adoption laws to decrease adoption barriers.
- Urges the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to work with the government of Romania to achieve these ends.
- Requests that the European Union (EU) and its member states not impede the government of Romania's efforts to place orphaned or abandoned children in permanent homes in a manner that is consistent with Romania's obligations under the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
Text of H.Res. 578 [.pdf]