LAW 5832: Adoption Law Seminar

Course Catalog Number: 
5832
Course Credits: 
3
Course Catalog Requirements: 
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Offering Frequency: 
Occasionally
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Seminar

Family ties can be created by biology, commitment, and/or law. This seminar will address many of the pressing issues that arise when adoptive families are created by law. Topics may include the adoption process (and the differences between agency and independent or private adoptions); the form, timing and revocability of parental consent to the adoption; placement criteria (including the race and sexual orientation of the adoptive parent); the legal effects of adoption; confidentiality versus open adoption; step-parent and second-parent adoptions; and alternatives to adoption.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
38222
Term:
Fall 2010-11
Professor(s):