Utah Looking to Reform ‘Baby Selling' Law

Utah Looking to Reform ‘Baby Selling' Law

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio A law aimed at cracking down on baby selling is gaining ground on Utah's Capitol Hill.

Selling a baby in Utah is illegal, but as attorneys were going over the current Utah law, they noticed that the blame for baby selling fell mostly on the birth mother.

Now, adoption attorney Larry Jenkins says they're pushing for change that would potentially make adoption agencies and adopting parents liable as well.

"I have seen a few where it is a parent that, either a mother is trying to sell her baby, or adoptive parents are really trying to push the envelope as far as what really can be paid," Jenkins said.

The bill would also require a notary to be present when a birth mom consents to adoption to make sure there isn't any funny business going on.

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