The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals
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The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals

Includes CD-ROM with forms and resources
The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals
Product Code: 5130182
Author: Jennifer Fairfax
Publication Date: August 24, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61438-115-0
Page Count: 495
Trim Size: 6 x 9 Paperback + CD-ROM
Sponsoring Entities: Section of Family Law
Topics: Children and the Law, Family Law
Format: Book - 5130182
Pricing: $139.95 (Regular)
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About The Adoption Law Handbook

Adoption is a process that can require both time and patience. In handling an adoption case, the family lawyer guides the client through the different types of adoptions, identify and determine the applicable laws for a particular adoption, to ensure they can legally finalize the adoption in a proper jurisdiction.

The Adoption Law Handbook is a concise, accessible resource that explains all aspects of handling an adoption case. Jennifer Fairfax, an experienced family lawyer whose practice is focused on adoption and reproduction law, provides the fundamentals of the process, in-depth information on specific topics, advice on client intake and consultations, practical guidance for each step in the legal process, and an array of sample forms. For ease of reference, each chapter concludes with valuable summary points.

The primary types of adoption are covered: domestic private/independent adoptions, domestic agency adoptions, and international adoptions. It spans the full range of legal issues impacting each type of adoption, including Hague, ICPC, ICWA, special needs adoptions and how to get the client from intake to finalization. The author also covers critical aspects of each type of adoption, differences in approaches and emerging laws on adoption, and discussion of the law involving gay and lesbian parents.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Chapter 1: Adoption Overview
  • Chapter 2: Client Intake, Advice, and Consultations
  • Chapter 3: Home Study
  • Chapter 4: Domestic Private Agency Adoption
  • Chapter 5: Public Agency Adoptions
  • Chapter 6: Independent Adoption
  • Chapter 7: Interstate Compact on Placement of Children
  • Chapter 8: Biological Fathers
  • Chapter 9: Consent, Relinquishment, and Termination of Parental Rights
  • Chapter 10: Second-Parent or Co-Parent Adoptions
  • Chapter 11: Post-Adoption Contact Agreements (PACA)
  • Chapter 12: Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Chapter 13: Stepparent Adoptions
  • Chapter 14: Cost and Financing
  • Chapter 15: Adult Adoption
  • Chapter 16: Open Adoption Records
  • Chapter 17: Disruption and Dissolution
  • Chapter 18: Failure of Disclosure and Tort of Wrongful Adoption
Glossary
Appendices A through L
Internet and Adoption Resources
The Adoption Lawyer's Library
Recommended Reading for Clients

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