Summer Adoption Law Institute

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    August 4 - August 8, 2014

    Columbus, Ohio

     

    Join fellow law students from across the country in this intensive weeklong course dedicated to adoption law and related child protection issues. Learn about such topics as: the history of adoption law, the adoption process, wrongful adoptions, the impact of artificial reproductive technology, second parent adoptions, and much more! Hear from exciting guest speakers with expert knowledge in specific practice areas such as the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. Listen to adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees share their personal journeys through the adoption process.

    With approval of their home institutions, students from law schools across the country may enroll as visiting or transient students. Financial Aid may be available through the home law school. 

    TEXTBOOK:  ADOPTION LAW: THEORY, POLICY, AND PRACTICE (Second Edition) by Cynthia Mabry and Lisa Kelly (Hein 2010). There will also be additional materials handed out in class. 

     

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    If you have general questions, please email sali@law.capital.edu or call 614.236.6730.

      SALI AGENDA 

    Monday, August 4th – Thursday, August 7th (8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

    Friday, August 8th (8:30 am - 12:15 pm)

    TOPICS TO BE COVERED: 

    • History of Child Welfare and Adoption Law in the United States
    • Constitutional Rights in the Family Context
    • Protection of Interests: Prerequisites to Adoption Notice and Consent Requirements
    • Termination of Parental Rights
    • Parties to an Adoption
    • Special Issues related to: Stepparent Adoption; Kinship Adoptions; Single Parent Adoptions
    • The Adoption Process
    • Final Adoption Decrees
    • Open Adoption
    • Confidentiality and Records in Adoption
    • Post-Adoption Contact
    • Disrupted and Wrongful Adoptions
    • Agency Misconduct
    • Historical background of cultural issues in the context of adoption
    • Multiethnic Placement Act and enforcement (MEPA)
    • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
    • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
    • International Adoption
    • Immigration
    • Adoption of Special Needs Children and Subsidies
    • Adoption by Same-Sex Couples (Second Parent and Co-Parenting)
    • Frozen Embryos and the Impact of Artificial Reproductive Technology on Adoption Law
    • Current Issues in Adoption Law