Unauthorized adoption advertising

H.E.A. 1014, P.L. 163 Effective: May 1, 2019 Provides that the unauthorized adoption advertising statute does not apply to an Indiana resident seeking to adopt a child on the resident's own behalf. Removes a provision that requires an attorney licensed to practice … [Read more...]

Copies of identifying adoption information

S.E.A. 197, P.L. 217 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that a person releasing identifying adoption information must, upon request by the individual requesting the identifying information, provide copies of the identifying information to the individual. Makes a … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 1 on the Department of Child Services (DCS), sponsored by Rep. Mahan. The bill makes various changes: Indicates a court shall determine that consent to adoption is not required from the parent if the … [Read more...]

Copies of identifying adoption information

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 197 on copies of identifying adoption information, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. The bill provides that a person releasing identifying adoption information must, upon request by the individual requesting the identifying … [Read more...]

Unauthorized adoption advertising

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1014 on unauthorized adoption advertising, sponsored by Sen. Freeman.  The bill provides that the unauthorized adoption advertising statute does not apply to an Indiana resident seeking to adopt a child on the resident's own … [Read more...]

Unauthorized adoption advertising

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Torr’s HB 1014 on unauthorized adoption advertising. The bill provides that the law concerning unauthorized adoption advertising does not apply to a federal agency, the Indiana Department of Child Services, an … [Read more...]

Copies of identifying adoption information

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 197 authored by Sen. Head on copies of identifying adoption information. The bill provides that a person who is entitled to adoption information is also entitled to obtain copies of any identifying information to the individual … [Read more...]

Information for prospective adoptive parent

H.E.A. 1091, P.L. 26 Effective: July 1, 2018 Requires the licensed child placing agency or local office that will conduct an inspection and submit a report to the court concerning a petition to adopt a child to provide and explain to a child's current foster parent … [Read more...]