The Case for Kinship Adoption Laws

Marianne Takas and Rebecca L. Hegar

in Kinship Foster Care

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780195109405
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865789 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

 The Case for Kinship Adoption Laws

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This chapter discusses the impact of the new status of “kinship adoption” on family relationships. It reviews how the law regulates parent/child relationships. It argues that kinship adoption could be an effective solution when it is desired by all parties that the child maintain some level of relationship with one or both birth parents after adoption by a relative, family friend, or foster parent.

Keywords: kinship care; foster care; family relationships; foster parent

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