Lawmakers discuss adoption bill
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:10:34 GMT —
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.