Legal Issues in Adoption
Resources and information about legal issues relevant to adoption of children, including State and local examples.
Federal Adoption Laws: 2003 Edition
Matthew Bender and Company (2003)
Compilation of Federal adoption laws, policies, and regulations.
A Practical Guide to Adoption Subsidy for Adoptive Families and Advocates
Provides a map through each phase of the Federal title IV-E adoption assistance program to enable individuals to serve as more effective advocates for children with special needs.
A Primer on Adoption Law
Abrams & Ramsey
Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 52(3), 2001
Reviews major aspects of adoption law for judges, attorneys, childcare workers and other professionals involved in child placement proceedings.
State and local examples
Collaborations Between Child Welfare Agencies and Court Systems to Facilitate Timely Adoptions
Final report of the Nebraska Court Improvement Project to reduce the time that foster children wait for permanency.
Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Work Group: Final Report (PDF - 129 KB)
Michigan Supreme Court Adoption Work Group (2003)
Summarizes the discussion and recommendations of a work group on ways to improve the adoption process in Michigan.