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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Essential Estrogen: Bottle Bill, Adoption Sneak Out Of Committee

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
... While it wasn't really a full bill, members of the Iowa Senate Human Resource committee have passed enough of a bill summary to keep adoption regulation alive in this session. ... The bill takes aim at adoption facilitators by allowing the Iowa Department of Human Services to oversee their operations. ...The bill was prompted by problems which surfaced with a company known as Adoption Insight out of California. ... When the Florida woman who was relocated in Sioux City and then refused to sign the final papers to release her newborn daughter to the chosen adoptive family, she says the adoption agency retaliated by evicting her with one day notice and phoning the hospital with concerns about the woman's ability to care for her newborn and older daughter. The state, upon discovering the woman had no home, took both children and placed them into foster care. Unfortunately, this legislation comes too late for the mother mentioned above.


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