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H.Res. 660: Expressing support for designation of December 12, 2012, as Foster Children’s Day. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on May 16, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of December 12, 2012, as Foster Children's Day.

Whereas as of June 2011, approximately 408,000 children are in some type of foster care; Whereas the average age of a foster child is 9 years old, with an average of 14 to 25 months in the foster care system, 48 percent of foster children will be placed in a nonrelative home; Whereas of the 408,000 children, only 107,000 were eligible for adoption, only 53,000 were adopted, and only 51 percent are reunited with their parents or original guardians; Whereas approximately 20,000 foster children will ``age out'' when they turn 18, of these children only 38 percent of them will hold a job for more then a year, 55 percent of them will be arrested, and 18 to 26 percent of them will be incarcerated and will leave the foster system with little financial or emotional support; Whereas the overwhelming majority of foster children end up in foster care after being removed from an abusive or neglectful household; Whereas 7 years old is the average age that children are removed from their homes to enter the foster care system; Whereas foster children are more likely to have a disability and the occurrence of every disability is 2 to 3 times higher among foster children than among those not in foster care; Whereas it is essential for the United States to recommit itself to recognizing the unique needs and experiences of foster children and to aid in facilitating...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 660: Expressing support for designation of December 12, 2012, as Foster Children’s Day.

H.Res. 659 Recognizing the goals and ideals of National Foster Care Month. H.Res. 661 Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4310) to author...