Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

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Grassley on National Adoption Month

Nov 13, 2019
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth
On National Adoption Month
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
 
November is National Adoption Month.
 
This year, there is good news.
 
In 2018, over 63 thousand youth were adopted from foster care, an increase of four thousand from the previous year.
 
However, the number of children waiting for adoption also increased, rising to over 125,000.
 
Unfortunately, teenagers, sibling groups and those with medical challenges often wait much longer to be adopted.
 
Every child deserves a safe, permanent and loving home and I commend all those who have chosen to adopt children in foster care.
 
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