ERIC Number: ED075084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Obstacles to Interstate Adoption.
A documentation of the obstacles in law, policy and administrative procedure that interfere with effecting adoptions across State lines is presented. Major problems include: (1) Nonjudicial termination or relinquishment proceedings, although legal in many States, do not satisfy the courts in other states on the issue of the child's freedom for adoption; (2) Local orientation of laws restrict right to consent to adoption to executives of local agencies; and (3) Diversity in State adoption laws on the question of when a decree may be granted causes delay and confusion when States that have differing provisions are involved. It is concluded that action taken to overcome the confusion in interstate adoption proceedings must come from the American Public Welfare Association, the Adoption Resource Exchange of North America, the Child Welfare League of America, or the Office of Child Development. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Adopted Children, Adoption, Court Litigation, Interstate Programs, Legal Problems, National Organizations, Research Reports, State Legislation
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 67 Irving Place, New York, New York 10003 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.