Monday, January 3, 2011

New Faculty Publication: Lisa Kelly on Adoption Law

Cynthia R. Mabry & Lisa Kelly, Adoption Law: Theory, Policy, and Practice (2d ed. Hein 2010).

The second edition of Mabry and Kelly's Adoption Law casebook discusses legal, psychological, and social aspects of adoption.

Chapters cover a wide range of related issues, including:

  • history and overview of adoption in the US
  • prerequisites to adoption
  • identifying adoptees and adoptive parents
  • the adoption process
  • adoption variations (stepparents, kinship, gay men and lesbians, etc.)
  • adoption of Indian children
  • transracial adoption
  • intercountry adoption
  • interstate adoption
  • legal and other effects of adoption
  • confidentiality and unsealing adoption records
  • postadoption contact
  • alternatives to adoption

The Library's copy of this book will be found in the Classified Stacks at KF545.M33 2010.

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