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Mon March 28, 2011
Bill could speed up adoptions in Michigan
A bill pending in the state legislature could speed up adoptions in Michigan.
State law requires all adoptions be approved by only one person – the superintendent of the Michigan Children’s Institute.
That leads to delays of up to two months in getting an adoption finalized.
Maura Corrigan is Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services.
She says the superintendent should be able to choose people to act in his stead.
"We’ll be able to have the adoptions approved locally by one of his designees, instead of every local case going to Lansing and be looked at there," says Corrigan.
There are more than 4,000 children eligible for adoption in Michigan.