JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – The Missouri House passed a bill that would allow biological parents to contact their children after adoption.

Under the measure biological parents and adoptive parents could agree to visits by contract. Columbia Democratic Representative Chris Kelly thinks it would increase adoptions.

“All you are doing is helping people get over that hump where even though they know they can’t take care of their own child that letting-go is so hard some times.” said Representative Kelly.

Opponents say it would set up a conflict between biological parents and the adoptive parents. The bill needs one more vote before moving to the Senate.

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