The Center for Adoption & Child WelfareCapital University Law School
"When I approach a child, he inspires me in two sentiments: Tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become."
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
Chemist


WELCOME TO THE ADOPTION & CHILD WELFARE LAWSITE

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School proudly presents the Adoption & Child Welfare LawSite. The LawSite is a single online source of child welfare and adoption law information for adoptive and foster parents, biological parents, child and family lawyers, juvenile and family court judges, agency personnel and child advocates of all kinds. The LawSite provides statutes, regulations, key cases, and explanatory materials, and many other resources for child welfare and adoption information. Also included are plain English summaries of most of the legal source documents hosted on the site.

You may start your search for information on one of the specialized "Landing Pages" designed for Family,Child Welfare & Adoption Pros and Legal Professionals found at the tabs at the top of the home page. You may also search for materials using the drop down search menus in the Search column on the left side of the page. For search suggestions, please click on the "Search Tips" link. If you are interested in Ohio-specific information, please visit our Ohio Resources page.

Keep in mind that while the Adoption & Child Welfare LawSite is intended to inform, educate and provide access to adoption and child welfare legal and policy-related materials and information, it is not intended as an alternative to professional legal counsel. Please review our Site Disclaimer and User Agreement for more details.

For specific legal advice, you should consult an attorney who specializes in this area.

WE WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS. YOU MAY ACCESS OUR FEEDBACK FORM BY CLICKING ON THE "CONTACT US" TAB, LOCATED ABOVE ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE.
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Cases
NEW YORK: Matter of G.
The Supreme Court of New York, Surrogate Court of New York County, held that two close friends, with no romantic connection, have standing to jointly adopt a child to which neither adoptive parent has biological ties. The supreme court relied on...


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