The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1560 on adoptions authored by Rep. Rowray. The bill requires a court with probate jurisdiction to process properly filed adoption petitions not later than 10 business days after the petition is filed with the clerk of court and provides that a consent to adoption may be withdrawn not later than 48 hours after the consent to adoption is signed. (Current law allows 30 days to withdraw.)
The bill was amended by consent to reduce the time periods for action to 15 days.
Attorney Steven Kirsh and Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy testified in favor of the bill. The amended bill passed 11–1.
Read the bill at https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2023/bills/house/1560.