Course Detail
Course Components:
This course focuses on laws pertaining to the adoption of children and the current practice of adoption law. Topics typically covered include the history and evolution of legal adoption in the United States; constitutional jurisprudence surrounding the termination and relinquishment of parental rights; the evolution of "best interests of the child" standard in adoptive placement; the confidentiality of adoption records and the rise of "open adoption;" international adoption issues; and the intersection of adoption law and discrimination against prospective parents.