Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, said adopted children experience significantly greater economic and social well-being compared with those in foster care and that getting children into stable family environments could save the government money on long-term social welfare costs.
"We don't worry much about security," Mr. Davis said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "I've been in a storefront office in Chicago on the West Side for over 40 years. That's the only way to really be of value and service. We're basically part of the hood."