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Fischer and Johanns Co-Sponsor adoption legislation

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Nebraska's two U.S. Senators team up to introduce legislation that would highlight adoption as part of family planning.
Senators Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer want to require family planning programs that receive federal funding to provide information about adoption.

Johanns says this legislation is budget neutral, and provides women with greater access to adoption information and ought to be included in any family planning discussion.
"So many families are ready and willing to adopt a child," says Johanns. "It is important that this option is prominently highlighted during family planning discussions and that we can do everything we can here to promote the idea of adoption."
Johanns honored the Whelchel family of Harrisburg last year as his 2012 Angels in Adoptions nominee.

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