Every Child Deserves a Family Act
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.
Chief Sponsor: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) plus 13 cosponsors
Chief Sponsor: Rep. Fortney Pete Stark (D-CA) plus 114 cosponsors