For Immediate Release
Date: October 28, 2019
Contact: Rep. Lisa Subeck, 608-266-7521
REPRESENTATIVE SUBECK ANNOUNCES BILL PACKAGE AIMED AT HELPING KIDS FIND SAFE, PERMANENT HOMES
6 Bills Released after Recommendations Heard at Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption Hearings
Madison – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), joined by fellow members of the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption, introduced six bills that reflect the goals of the bipartisan committee: address barriers facing biological and adoptive families, reduce costs associated with adoption, and and raise awareness of adoption.
“As vice-chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption, I was humbled to hear from so many families who have adopted children. I am excited to bring forth bills that will improve the lives of these families, so that they can spend more time with their children and less time worrying about the financial burden or the paperwork” said Rep. Subeck.
The Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption held seven hearings around the state this summer, gathering input from various judicial authorities, social/case workers, parents, adoptees, state agencies and private organizations. These bills have been drafted as a direct result of testimony shared during the hearings.
“We are committed to ensuring that Wisconsin’s children get the very best we have to offer. Our children deserve safe and stable homes with loving, caring families. I am proud of the work we have done to get Wisconsin closer to that reality,” said Rep. Subeck.