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The Rights of Biological Parents

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with the cases of Baby Jessica and Baby Richard, in which couples believed they had adopted a child but had dealt only with the biological mother. In each, the biological father ... More


Whose Child Is This?

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When someone has been separated from his or her children and wants to be a parent to the child, it has to be decided whether (l) that is to be permitted or (2) this person is to have no special ... More


Family Ambivalence: The Contested Terrain of Intercountry Adoption

Jacqueline Bhabha

in Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169101
eISBN:
9781400850167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169101.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines intercountry adoption and how it affects children moved from the “majority” to the “developed” world each year to become part of a new family. The assumption that children ... More


Immigrant Parents’ Perceptions of the “Best Interests of the Child”

Qingwen Xu

in Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199934218
eISBN:
9780199356874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934218.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Professionals are mandated to follow the “best interests of the child” principle while working with children and their families. However, the meaning of the best interests of the child in the context ... More


No Good Options: Unaccompanied Minors in the US Immigration System

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

in Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The surge in the number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States from Central America in recent years has become a humanitarian crisis. Unaccompanied minors are children in need of ... More


Parental Alienation and the Best Interests of the Child

R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell

in Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199934218
eISBN:
9780199356874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934218.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter makes a case for the adoption of strong measures to address parental alienation, in accordance with the “best interests of the child” principle. In the context of separation or divorce, ... More


Becoming Wiser: Public Policy, Developing Capacity, the Law, and Legal Assent

Jennifer Ann Drobac

in Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: "Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226301013
eISBN:
9780226301150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301150.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 10 explores legal reforms for sexual harassment law. It suggests “legal assent” as a substitute for adolescent “consent.” This proposal affords teenagers the chance to revoke their “consent” ... More


Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families

Marjorie S. Zatz and Nancy Rodriguez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520283053
eISBN:
9780520958890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283053.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Dreams and Nightmares takes a critical look at the challenges and dilemmas of immigration policy and practice in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. The experiences of children and youth ... More


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