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Summary: The Department of Family and Protective Services is currently required to prepare and provide a health, social, educational, and genetic history report of a child to prospective adoptive parents. However, records of alleged sexual abuse while living in foster care or records of an investigation of sexual abuse are not included in this report. SB 1402 would require these records to be included in the report.
Analysis: This legislation would help prospective adoptive parents to be more fully informed about the background of their adoptive children. This would support their parental rights and allow them to better care for, nurture, and raise the children. We support SB 1402.