Theory, Policy, and Practice
By: Cynthia R. Mabry and Lisa A. Kelly
Today, adoption laws that protect the interests of birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees have been enacted in every state of the United States and the District of Columbia. This casebook includes extensively edited cases from several jurisdictions in which courts interpret and apply various adoption statutes. Although many similarities exist among state laws, noteworthy distinctions are emphasized. Mabry and Kelly, both of whom are recognized as national and international experts on adoption law, focus on the practical and theoretical aspects of adoption law throughout this work. Each chapter contains statutory excerpts, new cases and updated information about contemporary adoption issues. Adoption Law: Theory, Policy, and Practice serves as both an insightful reference guide and casebook. Practitioners and judges alike will find this casebook useful as they endeavor to resolve disputes regarding adoption issues.