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|Document Title:||The Baby Veronica Case: Information and Resources.|
|Corporate Author:||National Indian Child Welfare Association.|
|Abstract:||Includes a brief summary of the Baby Veronica case, a link to the South Carolina Supreme Court Decision Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor under the age of fourteen years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation, Fact checking media coverage of the Baby Veronica case, and Select media coverage.|
|Document Title:||In the Supreme Court of the United States: Adoptive Couple, Petitioners, v. Baby Girl, a Minor Under the Age of Fourteen Years, Et. Al., Respondents, on Writ of Certiorari to the South Carolina Supreme Court: Brief of Casey Family Programs, Child Welfare League of America, Children's Defense Fund, Donaldson Adoption Institute, North American Council on Adoptable Children, Voice for Adoption, and Twelve Other National Child Welfare Organizations as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent Birth Father.|
|Corporate Author:||Casey Family Programs.
Child Welfare League of America.
Children's Defense Fund.
Donaldson Adoption Institute.
North American Council on Adoptable Children.
Voice for Adoption.
|Abstract:||In this amici curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondent father, 18 national child welfare organizations explain that in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Congress adopted the gold standard for child welfare policies and practices that should be afforded to all children, and that it would work serious harm to child welfare programs nationwide for the court to curtail the Act's protections and standards. It discusses three main arguments for upholding the requirements of the ICWA in the case of the Adoptive Couple, Petitioners, v. Baby Girl, A Minor Under the Age of Fourteen Years...more|
|Document Title:||Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: Two-and-a-Half Ways to Destroy Indian Law.|
|Personal Author:||Zug, Marcia.|
|Abstract:||This article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear an appeal of a family court case decision that ordered adoptive parents to relinquish custody of their adopted daughter (Baby Veronica) to her biological father to comply with the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act. It concludes that regardless of whatever might have motivated the U.S. Supreme Court to take the appeal, there is no good option but to affirm the South Carolina Supreme Court's decision to return the child to her father. 37 references.|
|Document Title:||Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood: Resisting Monomaternalism in Adoptive, Lesbian, Blended, and Polygamous Families.|
|Personal Author:||Park, Shelley M.|
|Abstract:||This book advocates a new understanding of postmodern families as potentially queer coalitional assemblages held together by a mixture of affection and critical reflection premised on difference. Chapter 1 explores becoming a mother and the distinction between "good" and "bad" mothers, as well as "good" and "bad" queers. Exploring some of the highly publicized cases of maternal infanticide and homicide at the turn of the century, the text sketches the phenomenon of maternal profiling that targets women as the primary source of child endangerment and argues that the distinction between "mad" and "bad" mothers is a racialized, class-coded, and heteronormative distinction....more|
|Document Title:||When Your Client is a Birthparent.|
|Personal Author:||Wiernicki, Peter.|
|Abstract:||This article explains the role of the birthparent's attorney, including explaining the applicable adoption laws and the process for relinquishing parental rights, contacting the birthfather to confirm that he is in agreement with the adoption, coordinating any birthmother expenses permitted under State law, ensuring adoption-specific counseling is providing, and negotiating and preparing a post-adoption contact agreement.|
|Document Title:||Supporting Adoption Placements in Hospitals.|
|Personal Author:||Vahle, Rebecca.|
|Abstract:||This blog post describes the creation and mission of the Family to Family Adoption Support program at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado. The program ensures that mothers who desire to make an adoption plan have access to trained nurses and doctors and is the only established and comprehensive hospital-based adoption support program in the United States. The difficulties adoptive families and birth families sometimes encounter in hospitals and the lack of training nursing staff have on the complexities of an adoption placement. The Family Adoption Support program provides training for hospital staff, as well as education for those both considering...more|
|Document Title:||Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl [Webpage].|
|Corporate Author:||United States. Supreme Court.|
|Abstract:||This case is about a little girl (Baby Girl) who is classified as an Indian because she is 1.2% (3/256) Cherokee. Because Baby Girl is classified in this way, the South Carolina Supreme Court held that certain provisions of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 required her to be taken, at the age of 27 months, from the only parents she had ever known and handed over to her biological father, who had attempted to relinquish his parental rights and who had no prior contact with the child. The provisions of the federal statute at issue here do not...more|
|Document Title:||Setting Boundaries in open Adoption.|
|Personal Author:||Silber, Kathleen.|
|Abstract:||This article discusses challenges adoptive parents may encounter in open adoptions and explores three areas in which open communication with birth parents may prevent conflict: use of social media and privacy, blurring labels or roles, and unsafe behavior by the birth mother.|
|Document Title:||Adoption Proceedings Benchbook -- Revised Edition, 2009-2013.|
|Corporate Author:||Michigan Judicial Institute.|
|Abstract:||Intended to assist Michigan judges and other legal professionals, this bench book discusses best practices for conducting adoption proceedings. It begins by defining adoption and the purposes of the Adoption Code, discussing procedures by which parental rights may be terminated prior to adoption of a child, and identifying factors the court must consider to determine a child's best interests. Flowcharts of adoption processes are provided. Following chapters address procedures related to: freeing a child for adoption; identifying the father; adoption eligibility, venue, jurisdiction, and lawyer-guardians ad litem; temporary placements, investigation reports, and safe delivery of newborns; formal placement, adoption petition, adoption...more|
|Document Title:||Arizona's Children Association Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program: Final Report. 10/1/11 -- 2/28/13.|
|Corporate Author:||Arizona's Children Association.|
|Abstract:||This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a federally funded project designed to enhance the awareness, knowledge, and skills of staff in health centers in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, to ensure adoption information and referrals are provided on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in non-directive counseling and ensure the ability of women and teens with unplanned pregnancies make informed decisions regarding their pregnancies and receive appropriate referrals. The Arizona's Children Association's Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP) was funded from October 2011 to February 2013, and included the following activities: an update of...more|