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Live stream briefing on adoption at the White House

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This morning, Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) was one of several guest speakers at a White House event discussing adoption. The event was captured through live streaming, and the permanent link to the event can be found here.

** Edited 12/1/2011 - Following is from Michael Wear, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Wear writes,

Among our partners on the Hill, Senator Amy Klobuchar discussed her sponsorship of the International Adoption Simplification Act. There are families that were formed, siblings that were able to stay together, because of this legislation that President Obama was proud to sign into law in November 2010. Representative Karen Bass also delivered remarks describing her legislative leadership on adoption and foster care issues, which includes her key involvement in the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act and her role as co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Adoption and Congressional Caucus on Foster Care.

You can view Joshua DuBois, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator, herself an adoptee (first video) and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (second video) below.

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