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Co-Creating Adoption Law: A Lutheran Perspective

Dialog: A Journal of Theology, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 266-275 (2012)

20 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2013  

Marie A. Failinger

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Lutheran theological insights on orders of creation, the duty of neighbor-love and the pervasiveness of sin in institutions as well as individuals can help secular governments and adoption agencies consider how to respond to controversies over interracial and intercountry adoption, parental qualifications, open adoption, and the market structure of adoption in the U.S.

Keywords: adoption law, Roman adoption, heirship, orders of creation, interracial adoption, open adoptions

JEL Classification: K00, K3, J12

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Failinger, Marie A., Co-Creating Adoption Law: A Lutheran Perspective (2012). Dialog: A Journal of Theology, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 266-275 (2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2231706

Marie A. Failinger (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

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