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Hollinger, Joan Heifetz – Future of Children, 1993
Efforts to achieve uniformity in state adoption laws are confronted by a lack of consensus on six major issues: (1) parental consent and interests; (2) children's interests; (3) the nature of the actual adoption transaction; (4) adoptive relationships as substitutes for biological relationships; (5) confidentiality and anonymity; and (6) the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, Biological Parents, Children
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Bartholet, Elizabeth – Future of Children, 1993
Laws regulating adoption are varied and complex in countries that offer children for international adoption (IA), while United States Immigration laws pose additional obstacles to Americans wishing to adopt foreign-born children. Declarations by the United Nations and the development of a convention on IA by the Hague Conference offer some hope…
Descriptors: Adoption, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Federal Legislation