House Bill 4249

Allows a second adult, not married to the parent of a child, to adopt the child. The second parent could be a relative, a family friend or a live-in partner and would presumably provide the child with additional benefits such as healthcare, greater household income and a legal parent in case of the biological parent’s death.

  • Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Irwin
  • Status: House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors
  • MFF Position: Oppose