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O'Brien talks adoption legislation

State Representative Margaret O'Brien
State Representative Margaret O'Brien

LANSING (WKZO) -- The Michigan Senate is considering legislation designed to make it easier to adopt in the state. The legislation started in the State House, being sponsored by State Representative Margaret O'Brien. The plan would allow judges to approve adoptions for children under the age of one year old after just three months of supervision.

Current law requires a minimum of a six month supervision period. O'Brien says that young women who choose to give up their babies for adoption should be rest assured the infant can quickly find a good home.

The bill does allow judges to extend supervision if concerns still exist about the potential adoption. A State Senate committee heard testimony on the legislation last week.