FLOWERS-JOHNSON,TOM-ROSKAM-DART-FEIGENHOLTZ AND SCOTT.
ADOPTION-BIOLOGICL PARNT VISIT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the
biological and adoptive parents may enter into an agreement, at the
time a consent to an adoption is executed, providing for visitation
between one or both biological parents and their relatives and the
adoptive parents or adopted minor, with consent of the guardian ad
litem, after the adoption is finalized. The agreement is enforceable
if in writing and may be modified or terminated if necessary to serve
the best interests of the child and if the adoptive and biological
parents agree or exceptional circumstances arise after the agreement
is entered. Effective January 1, 1998.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the adoption addressed by the amendatory provisions
is an adoption of a minor who is the subject of an abuse, neglect, or
dependency petition under this Act. Provides that an agreement
between the parties for ongoing contact is only enforceable if
approved by the juvenile court based on a finding that the contact is
in the best interests of the minor.
JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1
There may be a minimal increase in judicial workloads; there
would be no increase in the need for the number of judges.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1
In the opinion of DCCA, HB615, as amended by Amendment 1, fails
to create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.
FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1 (DCFS)
The Dept. anticipates no fiscal impact from this legislation.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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