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English Adoption Law: Past, Present, and Future

N. V. Lowe

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the establishment of adoption as a recognised legal order in England, traces the development and changing use of such orders during the twentieth century, and examines the ... More


Adoption of Children

Kenneth McK. Norrie

in A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444170
eISBN:
9781474490740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The practice of adoption of children, and the terminology, existed in Scotland long before it was created as a legislative process. This chapter looks at the roots of adoption of children, in the ... More


* Adoption—from Contract to Status?

STEPHEN CRETNEY

in Law, Law Reform and the Family

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268710
eISBN:
9780191683565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268710.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In the United Kingdom, adoption is a legal institution intended to give a child the security of belonging to a family other than the one into which he or she was born. But how far should adoption ... More


April 2003: Wrongful Adoption

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses the remedies available to families who have sought to adopt a child but the child's difficulties mean the family is more burdened than they had anticipated. The English case of A v Essex ... More


January 2007: Adopting New Solutions

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 amends the grounds for dispending with parental consent to adoption, and this commentary identifies potential problems (subsequently explored in case ... More


Providing Love and Care: Foster Parents as Parents

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the ambiguity of the foster parent role in the post-World War II period, looking particularly at analogies to other kinds of parenting. It explores efforts by child welfare ... More


April 1999: Three Adoption Cases

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Three adoption cases are discussed: S v M 1999 SC 388 which discusses the “cannot be found” ground for dispensing with parental consent to adoption; J v Aberdeen City Council 1999 SC 405 which ... More


Conclusion

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Timing played a key role in all of Shilts’s success, and failures. His reporting and books on cutting-edge issues in the emerging gay liberation movement withstood strong push back on his work while ... More


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