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Sen. Burns files bill allowing more expenses to be covered for birth mothers

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has filed Senate Bill 187, which would increase the amount of living and transportation expenses that could be paid on behalf of a birth mother through the adoption process.

“With costs for basic needs on the rise, this increase is one reasonable adjustment we can make to support birth mothers and help ensure more children can be placed in safe loving homes,” Burns said.

The limit is currently $1,000, but this measure would increase it to $3,500.

Burns added that expenses eligible to be covered for the birth mother include utilities, food, travel, and child care.


For more information, contact: Sen. George Burns at 405-521-5614 or email