Sunday, August 06, 2006

Adam Walsh Bill of 2006 Signed by President

President Bush signed into law the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 in July of this year. The bill is named for Adam Walsh, child of John Walsh, the well known host of America's Most Wanted and a tireless advocate for child safety and tougher penalties for sex offenders.

The law will create a national sex offender data base to integrate local information into a national database for law enforcement and the public alike. The statute will increase Federal penalties for crimes against children, and provides funding to create a national child abuse registry for professionals that will allow better evaluation of prospective adoptive and foster parents.

Good work, John. Let's hope it can be extended to the world of private adoptions as well.


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