Here is some wonderful news for adoptive parents. If you are an adoptive parent in Michigan, take action to protect yourself. If you are a family law attorney in Michigan who has a client or clients who have an adoption assistance agreement signed and in effect before January 1, 2015, please take the time to notify those clients of this important opportunity.
The Michigan Legislature has enacted Public Act 308 of 2014. It is effective immediately. The new law allows adoptive parents of foster children with certain health conditions an additional way to receive adoption assistance for conditions that were not apparent at the time of the adoption. However, there is only a brief window in time for adoptive parents who have an adoption assistance agreement signed and in effect before January 1, 2015 to obtain this assistance.