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CHAPTER 7 ADOPTION © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

CHAPTER 7 ADOPTION © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • The purpose of adoption • Define adoption • Types of

Chapter 7 Adoption • The purpose of adoption • Define adoption • Types of adoption • Public v. private • Voluntary parental surrender versus involuntary termination of the parental rights • International © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Types of adoption (continued) • Independent – Identified – Designated

Chapter 7 Adoption • Types of adoption (continued) • Independent – Identified – Designated – Collaborative • Two ways adoptions are handled – Closed – Open ◦ Kinship adoption © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • The Story of an adoption • Three steps in the

Chapter 7 Adoption • The Story of an adoption • Three steps in the adoption process – Find a child who is in need of adoption and the prospective parents – Ensuring all the legal requirements are met for terminating the existing parental rights – Successful incorporation into the new family © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Last Hope for New Clients? • Susan interviews the Mahoneys

Chapter 7 Adoption • Last Hope for New Clients? • Susan interviews the Mahoneys • The stork delivers to a Law Office? • Financial support • Guidelines for all 50 states when dealing with an adoption © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Meanwhile…Back with the Mahoneys • The Mahoneys take required steps

Chapter 7 Adoption • Meanwhile…Back with the Mahoneys • The Mahoneys take required steps • Adoption petition • Requirements: – Name and address of the biological mother – A statement that the biological mother consents to the adoption – Name and address of the adoptive parents – Statement that the adoptive parents intend to adopt the child © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Requirements: (continued) – Name and address of the biological father

Chapter 7 Adoption • Requirements: (continued) – Name and address of the biological father – Statement that proper notice and consent has been given by the father – Name, birth date, and location of the birth of the child – Notification made to any social services agencies involved – Certification by the adoptive parents that all of their statements are true © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • The necessary documents needed – – Judicial surrender Affidavit of

Chapter 7 Adoption • The necessary documents needed – – Judicial surrender Affidavit of father Notice to father Order for a preliminary and final hearing of adoption © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Home Sweet Home? : Not Without a Home Study Report

Chapter 7 Adoption • Home Sweet Home? : Not Without a Home Study Report • Home Study Report – Pre-placement – Post-placement • The Final Hearing for the Mahoneys! • Tears of Joy © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • What are the biological mother’s rights? • Right to choose

Chapter 7 Adoption • What are the biological mother’s rights? • Right to choose adoption or not • Interlocutory decree of adoption issued in North Carolina • What are the biological father’s rights? • Notice of alleged paternity © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Notification problems • Five steps to be conducted if the

Chapter 7 Adoption • Notification problems • Five steps to be conducted if the biological father’s whereabouts are unknown – Post Office search – Driver’s registration search – Search military branches and prepare proof that the father is not in the military – Voter’s registration search – Place notices in the newspapers © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Father fights adoption • Read In re Petition of John

Chapter 7 Adoption • Father fights adoption • Read In re Petition of John Doe and Jane Doe • Biological Parent verses Adoptive Parents • Read In the matter of Baby Girl Clausen • Termination of Parental rights • Read Kingsley v. Kingsley © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • The Role Race Plays in Adoption • Define the Indian

Chapter 7 Adoption • The Role Race Plays in Adoption • Define the Indian Child Welfare Act • The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children • The Interstate Compact Application • Adults adopting adults • Same sex adoptive parents © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.

Chapter 7 Adoption • Safe Haven for Abandoned Infants • Can Adoption be Undone?

Chapter 7 Adoption • Safe Haven for Abandoned Infants • Can Adoption be Undone? • Define irrevocable • Define adoption agency negligence • Read Roe v. Catholic Charities © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. All Right Reserved.