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House Approves Bill To End "Rehoming" Of Adopted Chidren

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"Rehoming" is currently legal under Ohio law, although the bill’s two sponsors call it the latest form of human trafficking that mostly goes under the radar.";

The Ohio House has approved a bill outlawing the practice known as re-homing adopted children.

The bill that cleared the House this morning would expand Ohio’s endangering children law by banning adoptive parents from selling or transferring a child to a different home.

The process is currently legal under Ohio law, although the bill’s two sponsors call it the latest form of human trafficking that mostly goes under the radar.

The issue of re-homing adopted children drew national headlines last year after an Arkansas state representative sent two girls to another home where one was repeatedly abused.

Under the Ohio bill, adoptive parents could still move a child to another home, but it would require legal documentation with felony charges possible for offenders.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.