Friday, July 13, 2007


Adult adoptees may have a better chance of contacting their birth parents because of a bill now headed to the Senate floor. The bill, House Bill 445, received a favorable report this week from a Senate judiciary committee. It would allow intermediaries such as licensed adoption agency staff, a child placing agency, or county department of social services to arrange contact and/or the exchange of family health information. The bill also allows the sharing of identifying information if both parties consent.

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