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...]

Information for prospective adoptive parent

The Senate Committee on Family and Children Services heard HB 1091 sponsored by Sen. Delph on information for prospective adoptive parent. The bill, which was amended in the House, requires the licensed child placing agency or local office that will conduct an … [Read more...]

Information for prospective adoptive parent

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard HB 1091 on information for prospective adoptive parent, authored by Rep. Burton. The bill was amended by consent to delete the contents of the original bill and insert a requirement that the licensed child … [Read more...]

Profiting from an adoption

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 5 on profiting from an adoption, authored by Sen. Zakas. The bill adds an exemption for the transfer or receipt of reasonable charges and fees for adoption services provided by an attorney licensed in Indiana from a profiting from … [Read more...]

Adoption matters

S.E.A. 332, P.L. 113 Effective: July 1, 2017 Amends provisions regarding adoption notices. Provides that a consent to an adoption is not required from the biological father of a child born out of wedlock who was conceived as a result of a crime in any jurisdiction … [Read more...]

Adoption criminal history check

H.E.A. 1048, P.L. 25 Effective: April 12, 2017 Removes a requirement that a criminal history check in an adoption or guardianship proceeding must include a request for information from a national registry of substantiated child abuse and neglect reports. The full … [Read more...]

Notice of adoption to grandparents

H.E.A. 1245, P.L. 16 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that a grandparent of a child sought to be adopted is entitled to notice of pending adoption proceedings if: (1) the grandparent has an existing right to petition for visitation; and (2) the grandparent's right … [Read more...]

Access to identifying information

H.E.A. 1274, P.L. 190 Effective: §§1, 5-12 effective April 26, 2017; §2-4 effective July 1, 2017 Requires the State Registrar to search death certificates in the State Registrar's possession and the State and Territorial Exchange of Vital Events (STEVE) Exchange … [Read more...]