Fostering Connections Resource Center

Post-Adoption Contact

Bill: HB 1938, Chap. 234; Status: Enacted

Summary: Directs the court reviewing and approving an adoption agreement to encourage consideration of providing postadoption contact between siblings who will be separated by the adoption. Requires the court to inquire of attorneys and GALs representing children in adoption and other custody matters about the potential benefit of continuing contact between siblings and the potential detriment of severing contact. Requires the pre-adoption home study report to verify that discussions with adoptive parents included the relevance of sibling relationships.

Sponsored by Representatives Roberts, Kagi, Angel, Walsh, Dunshee, Pettigrew, Green, Goodman, Haler and Kenney