H.R.1389: Safe Home Act of 2019
The Safe Home Act (H.R. 1389) would make unregulated custody transfers a form of child abuse and neglect under federal child-welfare law. Specifically, an unregulated custody transfer occurs when a child is placed with a non-relative or otherwise unfamiliar adult, with the intention of severing the parental or guardian relationship with the child, without reasonably ensuring the child’s safety, and without legally transferring parental or guardian rights.
S. 1446 is the Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar.