U.S. Lawmakers Launch Adoption Bill for N.Korean Orphans
U.S. congressmen have simultaneously introduced a bill to the Senate
and the House of Representatives to step up humanitarian support for
North Korean orphans adrift in third countries and promote adoption in
Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-California)
filed the bill on Monday urging the U.S. government to "establish
pilot programs that identify and provide for the immediate care of,
and assist in the international adoption of, orphaned North Korean
The bill calls on the government to deal pro-actively with thousands
of stateless North Korean children in third countries and urges the
administration to work out humanitarian support programs for them and
report back to Congress.
The bill is highly likely to pass since it is sponsored from both
sides of the House.
/ Mar. 31, 2010 08:58 KST