ERIC Number: EJ618645
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Enforceable Post-Adoption Contact Statutes, Part I: Adoption with Contact. Legal Intersections.
Appell, Annette R.
Adoption Quarterly, v4 n1 p81-90 2000
Describes and compares federal guidelines and state statutes establishing rules for voluntary agreements between birth parents/other relatives and adoptive parents for enforceable post-adoption contact. Concludes that adoption with contact is a measured response to strengths and limitations of 20th-century adoption law, balancing children's needs for continuity and stability, birth parents' interests in contact, and adoptive parents' interests in autonomous decision-making. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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