LANSING, MI (WTVB) - State House Republicans, including Ken Kurtz of Coldwater, on Tuesday announced a package of bills aimed at making the adoption process easier in Michigan. The legislation is designed to help mothers and children by eliminating burdensome red-tape and make the adoption process more efficient while providing children in foster care with added stability and support.
The Kurtz sponsored measure would ensure that a birth mother would not lose custody of her child to the father during the adoption process. Kurtz, who chairs the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, said more help, support and guidance are needed for all parties involved in the adoption process so birth mothers have more and better options while at the same time helping children with placement into loving and caring homes. Again, the package has just been introduced and still has a long way to go before it can and may become law.