Adoption Promotion Act of 2003 - P.L. 108-145

Date: December 2003


H.R. 3182
Enacted December 2, 2003

Major Provisions of the Act

  • Amended title IV-E to revise requirements with respect to States eligible to receive adoption incentives payments to provide payments for the following:
    • Special needs adoptions that are not of older child adoptions
    • Adoptions of older children (age 9 and older)
  • Modified requirements with respect to the determination of the numbers of special needs adoptions that are not of older children as well as adoptions of older children
  • Authorized the Secretary of Health and Human Services to impose specified penalties against a State for failure to provide necessary data to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System