I have spent a few hours over the last week studying the new Adoption Code which took effect on September 1. I have updated my forms to comply with the new code. And on Saturday, I supervised the first signing of the new surrender documents at Hamilton Medical Center.
The new code has shortened the time in which a biological parent has to withdraw their surrender to four days (from ten). This is the big change in the code, but not the only change. The required language in the surrender documents has changed too as have some requirements for all adoptive couples once we file the adoption with Superior Court. I have been in touch with the clerks and other officials in the Court system to make sure this transition goes smoothly for my clients.
I am ready to assist you and your friends with adoptions under the new code. Please give me a call should you have any questions.