Wednesday, March 07, 2007
More Quick Trigger Adoption
House Panel Endorses Adoption Bill
Wednesday March 07, 2007 6:54pm Reporter: Anne Pressly
Little Rock - At the state capitol Wednesday, a House panel unanimously approved a bill that would streamline the adoptions of victims of child abuse or neglect.
This gives mothers--particularly moms of newborns--the option [THE OPTION? What are the other options?] to allow their child to be adopted by another family, without the child having to go through the state department of Health and Human Services.
Under Garrett's Law, passed in 2005, children born under the influence of illegal drugs are reported to DHHS by medical personnel.
And should House bill 2237--approved Wednesday in committee--be signed into law, the infants that would normally be turned over to the state agency could be adopted through a private agency--if that's the wish of the mother.
(Rep. David Evans, (D) Searcy) "She didn't have a choice before. DHHS would take control of the baby and then it would be adopted through them. Now, under this bill, she's going to have the option to go with a private agency...to where hopefully that child would have a good home."
Hopefully, is right! Ain't it just amazin' that they are only interested in "protecting" the INFANTS!!