New Legislation for Adoption in Michigan
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Proposed changes to the state's adoption laws could put foster kids in a permanent home a lot sooner. The package of bills introduced Tuesday would, among other things, shorten the supervisor period for families adopting an Infant and allow temporary placement as the adoption process plays out.
"They have kept children from being in permanent loving homes. We can unravel these barriers to make U.S adoption make sense both from birth and the foster care system. We have many loving, generous families in this country and they want to adopt so it's time we change the system to allow that."
Lawmakers also want to create "Resource Family Bill of Rights" for foster parents and kids. They also want to put a 72-hour time limit for the mother to change her mind about adoption. Currently, there is no time limit.