Proposals aim to ease Michigan's adoption process

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Michigan lawmakers have introduced measures they say will make it easier for Michigan residents to adopt.

The five-bill package was introduced Tuesday.

Under one of the measures, birth mothers would have 72 hours to revoke their consent for the adoption. Under current law, there is no limit for when a mother can revoke her consent.

Republican Rep. Mike Shirkey of Clarklake says in a statement that current law makes it tedious and time consuming for families to adopt.

Another measure would shorten the supervisory period for some adopting families. For families that adopt children under one year of age, the supervisory period would drop from six months to three months. It would remain six months for families that adopt older children.


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