Adoption law
Adoption law is the generic area of legal theory, policy making, legal practice and legal studies relating to law on adoption.
National, or domestic, adoption laws deal with issues such as step-pa...
Disruption (adoption)
Disruption is ending an adoption. While technically an adoption is disrupted only when it is abandoned by the adopting parent or parents before it is legally completed (an adoption that is reversed af...
Adoption in the United States
Adoption in the United States is a legal act of adoption, of permanently placing a person under the age of 18 with a parent or parents other than the birth parents in the United States.
Adoptions ...
Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland
The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland ensured that certain adoption orders would not be found to be unconstitutional because they had not been made by a court. It was effected by the Sixt...
Adoption in California
More adoptions occur in California each year than any other state (followed closely by New York). There is domestic adoption (adopting a non-relative child from within the United States), internationa...
Access to Adoption Records Act
The Access to Adoption Records Act (known before passage as Bill 12), is an Ontario (Canada) law passed in 2008 regarding the disclosure of information between parties involved in adoptions. It is th...
Uniform Adoption Act
The Uniform Adoption Act (1994) is a model law (Uniform Act) proposed by the U.S. Uniform Law Commission. It attempts to "be a comprehensive and uniform state adoption code that:
The model Act co...
Oregon Ballot Measure 58 (1998)
Ballot Measure 58 was a citizen's initiative that was passed by the voters of the U.S. state of Oregon in the November 1998 General Election. The measure restored the right of adopted adults who were ...
Safe-haven law
Safe-haven laws (also known in some states as "Baby Moses laws", in reference to the religious scripture) are statutes in the United States that decriminalize the leaving of unharmed infants with stat...
Sealed birth records
Sealed birth records, as opposed to open records, refers to the practice of sealing the original birth certificate of an infant upon adoption. The original sealed birth certificate is replaced with a ...
Adoption tax credit
An adoption tax credit is a tax credit offered to adoptive parents to encourage adoption. Section 36C of the United States Internal Revenue code offers a credit for “qualified adoption expenses” paid ...
Adoption 2002
The Adoption 2002 Initiative was a program instituted in the United States during the late 1990s by the Clinton Administration. Based on the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, the aim of the pro...
Adoption in Italy
Adoptions in Italy numbered 4,130 in 2010. This figure relates to overseas adoptions, domestic adoption from within Italy being relatively difficult.In 2006 there were 11,000 couples in Italy on the w...
Filiation
Filiation is the legal term that refers to the recognized legal status of the relationship between family members, or more specifically the legal relationship between parent and child. As described b...
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Adoption in France
Adoption in France is codified in the French Civil Code in two distinct forms: simple adoption and plenary adoption.
Simple adoption (French: adoption simple) is a type of adoption which allow...