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First Parents: Reconceptualizing Newborn Adoption


James G. Dwyer


William & Mary Law School

2008

Capital University Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, p. 293, 2008
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-97

Abstract:     
A significant number of children are removed or relinquished from birth parent custody immediately after birth, and placed with alternative caregivers who ultimately adopt them and become the legal parents. Such children experience the pyschological consequences of being adopted even though they have only ever had one set of parents in a social sense. This symposium article proposes a reconceptualization of parenthood in such cases and corresponding legal reforms.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: adoption, unfit parents

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Date posted: April 16, 2011  

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Dwyer, James G., First Parents: Reconceptualizing Newborn Adoption (2008). Capital University Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, p. 293, 2008; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-97. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1809810

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James Gerard Dwyer (Contact Author)
William & Mary Law School ( email )
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Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States
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