51 by 51: Helping Children Find Loving Homes

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51 by 51

Helping Children Find Loving Homes

As we continue to focus on our efforts to build up women and families, today we are highlighting how the Republican-led General Assembly is helping more children find loving homes sooner.

The loss of one’s parents is one of the toughest things a child will ever deal with. Helping children find a stable home as soon as possible is the best thing for that child. 

This year, Delegate Emily Brewer sponsored legislation to expand adoption qualifications to all of a child’s adult relatives, including blood relatives whether they are whole or half blood relatives such as stepparents, stepbrothers, or stepsisters. 

Sometimes an immediate family member, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle isn’t able to adopt the child. This legislation will make it easier for other qualified relatives to step in and fill that void.

Helping children find loving homes is another one of the 51 accomplishments by the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates.