But will it remain unencumbered?
It is widely accepted that Georgia’s adoption code is antiquated and cumbersome. It takes, on average almost 3 years to complete an adoption in this state. In other states it’s about a year.
This means that kids in foster care in this state must remain there while their prospective parents navigate the byzantine system that keeps kids from finding a family and enjoying the love and care it provides.
Out of state adoptions are a nightmare as well. Representative Bert Reeves has undertaken the Herculean task of updating the code. Things were going fine until RFRA landed on it in committee and the Governor weighed in and effectively marooned that bill in committee.
But, in this sine die episode of the Walking Dead, it has come back in the form of Senate Bill 130. What reception shall it have in the Upper Chamber?