Post-Adoptive Agreements on Another Bill

Pleased to announce the House placed an amendment allowing post-adoptive agreements onto another bill. At the committee hearing on this bill, an expert testified that foster care adoptions increased 80 percent after this same provision was adopted in California. That’s a result that has bi-partisan, cross-ideological support, and it is a priority of mine that it become law. Many thanks to Rep. Susan Carlson (D-St. Louis), who sponsored the original bill, and has helped very much in finding appropriate bills on which to place these amendments. Together, we and our cohorts in the House are working to make life better for kids in the foster system.