The Value of Permanency: State Implementation of Legal Guardianship Under the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
34 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2014 Last revised: 6 Aug 2014
Date Written: June 30, 2014
This article focuses on the law surrounding cases where legal guardianship has been granted to a relative or other caregiver after a child has spent time in foster care. The article explores the differential value placed on the parent-child relationship in resolving custody disputes in the public and private law contexts.
Keywords: child welfare, ASFA, legal guardianship
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