INDIANAPOLIS — Some Indiana grandparents could soon receive notification of a child’s adoption if one lawmaker’s bill continues to make strides.

The idea for House Bill 1245 came to Rep. Mike Karickhoff, R-Kokomo, after what he calls a tragic case.

“There was a positive relationship between grandparents and the parent remarried after the grandparents’ daughter had passed, and visitation was cut off,” Karickhoff said. “The grandparent did not realize at the time of the adoption her visitation would be cut off.”

Karickhoff said had the grandparent been notified, she would have had the opportunity to choose whether she wanted to petition the court for visitation.

HB 1245 is an effort to prevent similar cases, ultimately granting a notification of adoption to grandparents…

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