Adoption Law update - Kristy Hanson at BYU Education Week

Kristy Hanson, an attorney based in Provo at Macarthur, Heder, Metler, gave a great presentation on recent changes in Utah's adoption law and practice. She addressed legislative changes in SB 229, or 78B-6-110.6, which change some of the notice requirements for adoption parties who have not met the 90-day residence requirement. Essentially, either a birth mom or the adoptive parents need to meet the Utah residency period or, the birth mother must file declaration with the court about each potential birth father and the court determine if notice is appropriate.

These changes will likely answer any concerns about Utah being a drive-by adoption state -- while also respecting the state standards of paternity.