|Posted:||January 6, 2017 12:38 PM|
|From:||Representative Katharine M. Watson|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Adoption-Related Counseling Services|
|I soon will introduce legislation designed to ensure that birth parents, if they so desire, have access to adoption-related counseling services when they are considering relinquishing parental rights and placing a child for adoption, or when they have relinquished parental rights and have consented to place their child for adoption.
This legislation is being reintroduced from last session (former HB 1524) and is part of a package of legislation that is being reintroduced to reform Pennsylvania’s adoption laws and improve the adoption process.
My bill will amend Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pa. C.S. by creating a new section that will prescribe the process by which adoption-related counseling services are to be administered by each county within the Commonwealth. Some key provisions of this legislation are:
Please consider co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB56