2009-2010 Regular Session - SB 471
Adoption; require home study by evaluator prior to placement of a child; third party is neither stepparent/relative; definitions; provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 19 of the O.C.G.A., relating to adoption, so as to require a home study by an evaluator prior to the placement of a child into the home of adoptive parents by a third party who is neither a stepparent nor a relative and for such study to recommend placement; to provide for definitions; to change certain provisions relating to surrender or termination of parental or guardian's rights where a child is to be adopted by a third party; to change provisions relating to the filing and contents of a petition for adoption; to change provisions relating to the timing of an adoption hearing, the required records, and filing; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Mar/10/2010 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/09/2010 - Senate Hopper