H.R.2439: Protecting Adoption and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Act of 2013

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Sponsor Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 19, 2013
Latest Major Action June 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

Protecting Adoption and Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Act of 2013 - Amends part B (Child and Family Services) of title IV of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and maintain an automated National Responsible Father Registry.

Requires the Registry to: (1) contain specified kinds of information sufficient to identify a possible father, and (2) provide a mechanism for men to register such identifying information directly with the Registry.

Limits access to Registry information to eligible parties, including: (1) public and licensed private adoption or child placement agencies, (2) licensed attorneys representing a party in a planned or pending adoption or in the termination of rights of one or more possible fathers, (3) state agencies or entities responsible for the placement of children, and (4) state courts.

Directs the Secretary to establish a nationwide campaign designed to inform possible father...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.