1998 – 52 pages Published by ACT Publications
Permanence and stability are the most important factors in promoting a child’s growth and maturity. Every child has the right to a permanent home. Society’s failure to provide permanency for foster children has been one of our great failures.
The rights of the child are paramount. How often have we given lip service to that sentiment and then proceeded to argue the matter of custody between the rights of the birth parents and those of the foster parents, between kinship and bonding. This book deals firt with the importance of bonding in deciding a child’s future. Second, the book summarizes federal and state laws and case law pertaining to foster children and adoption.
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Table of Contents
The Cost of Delay8
Bonding, Attachment, and Adjustment9
The Effects of Foster Care Drift14
The Rights of Children18
Legislation, Policy, and the Courts21
Child Welfare Policy27
Recommendations for Change42
Child Welfare Policy43
Table of Cases50