Georgia House passes adoption overhaul bill

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The Georgia House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to improve Georgia’s adoption process, but it hit a snag in the Senate.

The lengthy bill makes sweeping technical changes to the state's decades-old adoption code.

The bill would shorten the amount of time birth mothers would have to change their minds from a ten-day waiting period to four.

However, the Senate declined to vote on the bill Thursday after some cited concerns about increased costs.

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, who presides over the Senate, was not available to speak about the issue Thursday night, but he tweeted that he is grateful for Governor Nathan Deal's leadership to help reach a compromise on the legislation.

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