A measure called the Accuracy for Adoptees Act would require federal adoption agencies to use a birth date determined by a U.S. state court. Adoption agencies currently list whatever birth date international organizations choose to give. For many different reasons, international organizations may not list a birth date that accurately reflects the child's age when drafting final adoption settlement agreements with federal agencies.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the price of childcare has risen 23 percent since 1960, and expenses have gone up 2.6 percent from 2011 to 2012. Parents of children born in 2012 can anticipate spending at least $241,080 on each child from birth to adulthood and can expect those expenses to double if their child attends college.