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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wisconsin Passes Law To Stop The 'Re-Homing' Of Adopted Children

Wisconsin Passes Law To Stop The 'Re-Homing' Of Adopted Children

Wisconsin has adopted a law to limit private custody transfers ofchildren, the first law of its kind in the United States, responding to a Reuters investigation that exposed the dangers of the unregulated
practice.Reuters reported in September that parents were transferring custody of their unwanted adopted children to strangers met on the Internet, often with no government oversight and sometimes
illegally. No state or federal laws specifically prohibit the practice, which is known as "re-homing." And state laws that restrict the advertising and custody transfers of children are often confusing, and rarely spell out criminal sanctions.

In the absence of government safeguards, boys and girls have been placed in the care of abusers and others who escape scrutiny. In one case, a mother gave her nine-year-old adopted son to a pedophile in a motel parking lot in Wisconsin within hours of posting an advertisement for the child on a Yahoo group.

The Wisconsin law, signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. Scott Walker, makes it illegal for anyone not licensed by the state to advertise a child over age one for adoption or any other custody transfer, both in print and online. Parents who want to transfer custody of a child to someone other than a relative must seek permission from a judge. Violators face up to nine months in jail or up
to $10,000 in fines.

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2 comments:

  1. Ah, those loving so much better than our real parents adoptive parents who would force evil pedophiles on us and dump us if we are not the kind of child they wanted. Would they rehome their own biological child? Thank goodness for this new law that has proved in essence that adoptees ARE at the bottom line, commodities, not human beings. Every state in the USA needs to pass a law like this. before more innocent kids get hurt and I hope they do it soon.

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  2. Well said, anonymous. Well said!

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