Reducing wait times in Michigan

In April, I wrote about legislation in Michigan that would help speed up the adoption process for children in foster care. This month, Governor Rick Snyder signed the three bills into law. According to the Department of Human Services Web site, the superintendent of the Michigan Children’s Institute (MCI) is now able to permit designees to consent to the adoption of  MCI wards. Previously, the superintendent was the only person able to give consent.  Over the past year, the superintendent has received 1,300 cases for approval. We were one of those cases, so I know frustrating the wait can be. Hopefully, this will help speed up the process for other children and families who are waiting.

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