Utah Governor Signs Adoption Bill Giving Fathers New Rights
|Utah passes law giving fathers new rights in adoption cases|
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a law giving fathers new rights in adoption cases. The Adoption Act Amendments was created to help stop fraudulent adoptions in the state. The new law states that a biological mother must live in Utah for at least 90 days before giving a child up for adoption or she must file information with the courts about the biological father. The court will then notify the biological father before she puts the baby up for adoption.
This law gives biological fathers the option to take custody of their child before he is put up for adoption.
Great job, Utah!