WLBT, 3/6/8

Attempting to close a hole in the law that might have allowed homosexual couples to adopt a child in Mississippi, senate bill 27-66 says unmarried couples living together are also disallowed from adopting.

But many wonder if this is a way to keep single individuals from adopting a child here in the state.

We spoke with state representatives who now must determine if the bill should become law.

Mississippi’s department of human services currently has 533 children in their custody eligible for adoption. Right now the only guidelines for a person or persons to be eligible to adopt are straight forward:

You must be single or married for at least two years, 21 years of age, and have sufficient income and insurance to care for the child.