Co-Sponsor S.1791/H.R 3114, Every Child Deserves a Family Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
I'm writing as your constituent asking for your support of S. 1791/H.R. 3114, the Every Child Deserves a Family Act introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative John Lewis. There are over 123,000 children in our foster care system who are currently waiting to be adopted; less than half of these children will find their forever families in the next year. Discriminatory practices in the ten states that allow foster care and adoption agencies to turn away qualified parents because of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or marital status deny foster children the loving foster and adoptive homes they need and deserve. Passage of Every Child Deserves a Family Act will end this discrimination and open more homes to children and improve services for the 20 percent of foster youth who identify as LGBTQ.