TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Berkley Schwarz on Jan 30, 2019
Sen. Ferrell Haile, R-Gallatin, and Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, introduced two bills today, drafted by members of the TBA Adoption Law Section, and supported by the TBA. SB207/HB288 allows biological parents and adoptive parents to enter into an enforceable, written contract for post-adoption contact that permits continued contact between legal relatives and the child. SB208/HB287 is a Corrections/Clean up bill for the TN: First in Adoption Act, enacted in 2018. The TBA Governmental Affairs team will work with legislators to pass these bills and have them signed into law by Governor Lee.