A proposal to make adoptions easier and faster in Georgia hangs in the balance at the state Legislature.
It’s unclear whether senators will accept the latest changes. Some senators object to a part of the bill that would make it legal for adoptive parents to reimburse birth mothers’ basic living expenses for rent, food and maternity clothes, saying it could increase adoption costs and result in buying and selling of babies.
But House representatives say paying birth mothers for their expenses is safe, and the adoption measure would help create new families in Georgia. The Senate adjourned Thursday without taking a vote on the legislation.