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Bill insures full disclosure of adoptive child health history

New proposed legislation safeguards adoptive parents when it comes to health history.

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 5:33 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2018 6:39 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) -- New proposed legislation safeguards adoptive parents when it comes to health history.

The bill would require a health inspection be done with a report submitted.

It would give information about a child considered for adoption. That includes any medical conditions and illnesses.

The information would also be shared with a child's current foster parent.

Co-author Democratic State Representative Sheila Klinker says it would hold the adoption agency responsible for any
miscommunication.

"They are responsible for telling the prospective parents just what type of maladies or diseases that child might have."

The bill passed the Indiana House unanimously. It now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

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