H.R. 5550 (95th): Opportunities for Adoption Act


Mar 23, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 23, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Yvonne Burke

Representative for California's 28th congressional district


See Instead:

S. 961 (same title)
Reported by Committee — May 16, 1977

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, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


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.

Related Bills

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H.R. 7004 (94th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 1975

S. 961 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 16, 1977

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