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U.S. Senators introduced a bill to Create a National Responsible Father Registry. In her statement Sen. Landrieu stressed that this national registry would be valuable to fathers across the country. A national registry would ensure that any man who fathers a child and wishes to act in a responsible manner may have a chance to be involved in the child's life. Under this legislation, a father needs to register within a certain period of time if he wishes to be a responsible parent. If he fails to register the child could be adopted without fear of the father coming forward.
Responsible Father Registries currently exist in 34 states.
I applaud this bipartisan legislation.