Rep. Pam Roth (R) wants to eliminate a step she says could help save money and time. It would allow adoption agencies to handle all the necessary paperwork for adoptions and then send it directly to the federal government. Right now, a coordinator at DCFS has to proof it before that happens.
Advocates say it's a redundant step because agencies already handle the job anyway. They say getting rid of it could help shave months off the lengthy process. The sponsor says this bill will likely evolve over time.