About the bill
- Full Title
A bill to promote the healthy development of children who would benefit from adoption by facilitating their placement in adoptive homes.
- Summary (CRS)
3/23/1977--Introduced.Opportunities for Adoption Act - Makes it the purpose of this Act to facilitate the elimination of obstacles to adoption and facilitate the placement in permanent adoptive homes of children, ...
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The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
May 14, 1975
Earlier Version —
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 7004 (94th).
Mar 23, 1977
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5550”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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H.R. 7004 (94th)
was a previous version of this bill.
Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 1975
Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 16, 1977
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 5550 — 95th Congress: Opportunities for Adoption Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/95/hr5550
“H.R. 5550 — 95th Congress: Opportunities for Adoption Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 1977. November 30, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/95/hr5550>
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