Every child deserves a family. For some children, the path to a safe, loving, forever family can be arduous — as was the case for Xavier and Nathaniel, the adopted children of one of my Florida constituents, Martin Gill. Xavier and Nathaniel had a difficult start, moving from a situation of neglect to a foster care placement, before finally being adopted into Martin’s family. Though this story has a positive conclusion, it also illuminates the need for a responsible, pragmatic and human legislative approach.

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