First Report of Committee Studying “Quick Trigger” Adoptions

A Kentucky State Government press release sent after the first meeting of the committee studying “quick trigger” adoptions announces it will meet monthly and possibly recommend legislation in 2007. It is good news that the 12 member panel will personally be headed by The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Mark D. Birdwhistell.

A Kentucky State Government press release sent after the first meeting of the committee studying “quick trigger” adoptions announces it will meet monthly and possibly recommend legislation in 2007. It is good news that the 12 member panel will personally be headed by The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Mark D. Birdwhistell.
The panel is getting off to a good start, said Tom Emberton Jr., commissioner of the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), the office that oversees public adoptions.
Emberton said his staff is ready for the panel’s constructive evaluation.
“We look forward to working with this group to achieve good outcomes for children,” he said. “We are asking for an honest assessment of our practices.”
Thanks to Mike Stevens, of the Kentucky Law Blog, for forwarding the press release.

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