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Postadoption Contact Agreements Between Birth and Adoptive Families
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2011|
Current Through May 2011
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Presents State statutes on postadoption contact agreements, which are arrangements that allow contact between a child's adoptive family and members of the child's birth family or other persons with whom the child has an established relationship. Topics covered include States that do and do not have enforceable contract agreements, parties to agreements, the court's role, and mediation. The laws presented are current through May 2011.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
States With Enforceable Contact Agreements
Who May Be a Party to an Agreement?
The Court's Role in Establishing and Enforcing Agreements
When Do States Use Mediation?
Laws in States Without Enforceable Agreements
Summaries of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011). Postadoption contact agreements between birth and adoptive families. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway in cooperation with the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy. While every attempt has been made to be complete, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.
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