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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1756

PUBLIC LAW 98-457—OCT. 9, 1984 "(C) maintain a national adoption exchange to bring together children who would benefit by adoption and qualified prospective adoptive parents who are seeking such children." MODEL ADOPTION LEGISLATION AND PROCEDURES

42 USC 5112.

SEC. 202. (a) Section 202(a) of the Act is amended by striking out "Health, Education, and Welfare" and inserting in lieu thereof "Health and Human Services". (b) Section 202(c) of the Act is amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new sentence: "The Secretary shall coordinate efforts to improve State legislation with national, State, and local child and family services organizations, including organizations representative of minorities and adoptive families.". (c) Section 202 of the Act is further amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(d) The Secretary shall review all model adoption legislation and procedures published under this section and propose such changes as are considered appropriate to facilitate adoption opportunities for disabled infants with life-threatening conditions.". INFORMATION AND SERVICES

42 USC 5113.

SEC. 203. (a) Section 203(a) of the Act is amended by striking out "Health, Education, and Welfare" and inserting in lieu thereof "Health and Human Services". (b)(1) Section 203(a) of the Act is further amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a comma and "including services to facilitate the adoption of children with special needs and particularly of disabled infants with life-threatening conditions and services to couples considering adoption of children with special needs". (c)(1) Section 2030?) of the Act is amended by striking out in the matter preceding clause (1) "subsection (a) of this section" and inserting in lieu thereof "this title". (2) Section 203(b)(1) of the Act is amended to read as follows: "(1) provide (after consultation with other appropriate Federal departments and agencies, including the Bureau of the Census and appropriate State and local agencies) for the establishment and operation of a Federal adoption and foster care data-gathering and analysis system;". (3) Section 203(b) of the Act is further amended— (A) by striking out "parent groups" in clause (4) and inserting in lieu thereof "adoptive family groups and minority groups"; (B) by striking out "and" at the end of clause (4); (C) by redesignating clause (5) as clause (7) and by inserting immediately after clause (4) the following new clauses: "(5) encourage involvement of corporations and small businesses in supporting adoption as a positive family-strengthening option, including the establishment of adoption benefit programs for employees who adopt children; "(6) continue to study the nature, scope, and effects of the placement of children in adoptive homes (not including the homes of stepparents or relatives of the child in question) by persons or agencies which are not licensed by or subject to regulation by any governmental entity; and"; and