Bill to create enforceable open adoption agreements headed to Senate

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  • enfanta non grata Traverse City, MI
    June 5, 2013 9:03 a.m.

    It's abhorrent that the State of Utah does not require an honest and concerted effort to locate and obtain the consent of all biological fathers before their children are legally taken from them. Because of this, Utah has earned the reputation of a state which harbors and protects shady adoption brokers. Akin to Nevada's legalization of prostitution in order to reap tax benefits, Utah encourages fast-track adoption for profit in order to increase it's tax revenue. No wonder so many people believe Mormons are not Christians - this type of state-sanctioned baby-selling is anything but loving.

  • K Mchenry, IL
    Feb. 17, 2013 7:30 a.m.

    This is wonderful. All it does it holds the prospective adoptive parent to the promise they made the birth family before THEY made the adoption plan and decision to place their child into their family. If you don't want contact with the birth family you have no business adopting. If you think they are a bad influence, you are placing that image on your child, their blood just like happens in a divorce situation where one spouse insults the other.

    What would be nice is a requirement to get permission from both parents before surrender and adoption and require the state court that the bio mom and dad lived in when the pregnancy occurred and the state where the child is born to also approve the adoption. And not just the state of the prospective adoptive couple or the state the agency and family whisk the pregnant birth mother off to another state just before delivery,