The D.C. Council is considering legislation that would make adoption easier. The proposed legislation would:
- Eliminate the current cap on agency placement fees and thus promote more adoptive placements with DC residents
- Eliminate the necessity of a court action in DC in most cases in which a child has been adopted from a foreign country
- Make post-adoption contact agreements enforceable
- Establish a registry to facilitate voluntary reunions between adult adoptees and their birth parents.
I testified at a hearing on the proposed legislation which was held on 3/4/10. Here is a link to a copy of the written version of my testimony: