Here are a few things I've learned that some attorneys or their employees are telling biological parents who are considering placing their child up for adoption:
It has to stop, and with the legislation I've drafted I hope it will. Right now, Arkansas law requires that a person or organization be licensed before placing a child up for adoption unless they are a physician or lawyer. It is this loophole that some attorneys and perhaps some doctors are using to carry out these abuses. We propose we close that loophole by:
Biological parents need to have someone who will look out for their best interests, and the attorney that is both placing a child up for adoption and representing the adoptive parents is not the proper person to do that. These parents need independent attorneys who can put the courts, their clients, and potential adoptive parents at ease. These parents need someone who will stand up and ensure that no one is forcing them into giving up their child for adoption.
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