Wednesday, March 31, 2010

U.S. Congressional Adoption Bill for North Korean Orphans

U.S. congressmen have simultaneously introduced a bill to the Senate and the House of Representatives to step up humanitarian support for North Korean orphans adrift in third countries and promote adoption in American homes. The bill is highly likely to pass since it is sponsored from both sides of the House.

Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-California) filed the bill urging the U.S. government to "establish pilot programs that identify and provide for the immediate care of, and assist in the international adoption of, orphaned North Korean children."

The bill calls on the government to deal pro-actively with thousands of stateless North Korean children in third countries and urges the administration to work out humanitarian support programs for them and report back to Congress.

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