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      Lawmakers discuss adoption bill

      The Michigan House has voted to give biological parents a deadline to change their mind after putting up a child for adoption.

      The Michigan House has voted to give biological parents a deadline to change their mind after putting up a child for adoption.

      Legislation approved 100-9 Tuesday would give parents 5 days to reverse court and file a petition with a judge saying they want to keep their child. There currently is no time limit on when they can change their mind.

      Parents would have to wait 24 hours after a child's birth to consent to an adoption.

      Others measures in a seven-bill package headed to the Senate would shorten the supervisory period for families adopting an infant from 6 months to 3 months and require the state to operate an online registry so men can be notified of the proposed adoption of their child.