Legislation

Every Child Deserves a Family Act

S.1770 H.R. 1681

The Every Child Deserves a Family Act prohibits an entity that receives federal assistance and is involved in adoption or foster care placements from discriminating against prospective adoptive or foster parents solely on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identification, or marital status or on the basis of the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved. The Act also requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in order to ensure compliance with, and ensure understanding of the legal, practice, and culture changes required by this Act in making foster care and adoption placement decisions, to provide specified technical assistance to all entities covered by this Act.

Senate

Status Update

11/01/2011
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

House

Status Update

05/03/2011
Introduced in House
05/03/2011
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means