Who's the Father?

5 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2013

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Naomi Cahn

George Washington University - Law School

June Carbone

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Date Written: 2013


As this brief online essay observes, the litigation that produced the Supreme Court 2013 decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl demonstrates why we are no closer to a definitive resolution of what to do when parents do not share assumptions about how to raise their child. The case illustrates the national lack of agreement on what makes someone a parent. At the core of these differences is the question of how to align parental behavior with the promotion of the child’s interest in stable and secure relationships.

Suggested Citation

Cahn, Naomi R. and Carbone, June, Who's the Father? (2013). 93 Boston University Law Review Annex 55-58 (2013); GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-123; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-123. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2357029

Naomi R. Cahn (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

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June Carbone

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )

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