Author Topic: Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids  (Read 270 times)

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Offline flowers

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WASHINGTON –  Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.

On Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that would bar adoptive parents from finding a new home for their children without court permission. The legislation sought to protect adopted children from the unregulated practice of “re-homing,” where adoptive parents use underground networks to find a new family for children they don't want.

“With virtually no oversight, children could literally be traded from home to home. In Wisconsin, that is now against the law,” Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch, who sponsored the legislation, said. “Hopefully citizens of the country will follow our lead.”

The Wisconsin push comes after hundreds of parents were caught using social media sites to give away their adopted kids to strangers they met on the Internet. In some cases, that meant to predators and pedophiles.

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This is a good idea, but how will unwanted children be treated? This is equivalent to people getting dogs for pets, then giving them up. Raising kids, particularly difficult children, is one of the hardest things to do. Giving up, lessens the value of the parents and puts a mark on the children.

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