Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Adoption reform hearing postponed

The Committee on Human Services (CM Wells, Ward 6, chair) has postponed the public hearing on B18-547, "Adoption Reform Amendment Act of 2009" -- the new date is March 4 at 2:00 pm.   The hearing change was noticed in the February 12 DCR.

There a number of purposes of the legislation including providing for a post adoption contact agreement between an adoptive parent and the birth parent, establishing a sliding fee scale for adoptions, establishing a Volunteer Adoption Registry, and extending subsidies for a child from 18 years of age to 21 years of age beginning in FY 2010.

Details about registering to testify are in the notice.

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