Amy’s SUPPORTING ADOPTIVE FAMILIES ACT introduced as federal legislation this week is a big step in supporting families that adopt children is critical to the health of our communities.
It makes for healthy children and healthy families.
So many of the compassionate adoptive families I worked with as a volunteer guardian ad-Litem suffered because of non existent or disparate services for children that critically needed help. Witnessing a a child not getting mental health services is different than reading about it. It hurts and I remember it.
Working people considering adoption of county child protection children are aware of the shortage of services and they know that it leaves needy children needy and creates problems in the home.
This bill will support best practices developed in the private sector and develop relevant mental health programs for adoptive children.
Good for you Amy. Please keep up your good work.
For the rest of us, send her a note with your appreciation;