Fiscal Note

HB0042 - Adoption Revisions

State Impact:
Enactment of this bill will not require additional appropriations.

Individual, Business and/or Local Impact:
Birth parents who voluntarily relinquish their parental rights for the purposes of adoption may benefit from this bill. An undetermined number of businesses that would engage as contract providers of certain counseling services to birth parents may benefit from enactment of this bill. Prospective adoptive parents would pay any increases in fees. The number of prospective adoptive parents and the amount of increased fees cannot be undetermined. There would be no measurable direct cost or benefit for local governments.

1/26/2009, 10:09:17 AM, Lead Analyst: Jardine, S.Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst