I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 330 be amended to read as follows:
Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new
paragraph and insert:
"SECTION 1. IC 31-19-7-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 1. (a) Except:
(A) a child sought to be adopted by a stepparent;
(B) a child sought to be adopted by a blood relative; or
(C) a child received by the petitioner for adoption from an agency outside Indiana with the written consent of the division of family and children; or
(2) if the court in its discretion, after a hearing held upon proper notice, has waived the requirement for prior written approval;
a child may not be placed in a proposed adoptive home without the prior written approval of a licensed child placing agency or county office of family and children approved for that purpose by the division of family and children.
(b) A licensed child placing agency or county office of family and children described in subsection (a) shall approve the placement of a child in a proposed adoptive home if:
(1) another licensed child placing agency or county office of family and children approved by the division of family and children for the purpose of approving proposed adoptive homes has approved the proposed adoptive home:
(A) in writing; and
(B) not more than nine (9) months before the date of
placement of a child in the proposed adoptive home;
(2) there has been no substantial change in the proposed adoptive home since the approval given under subdivision (1). "
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to ESB 330 as printed February 18, 2000.)