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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay MenA New Dimension in Family Diversity$
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David M. Brodzinsky and Adam Pertman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195322606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.001.0001

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Legal Issues in Lesbian and Gay Adoption

Legal Issues in Lesbian and Gay Adoption

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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men

Annette R. Appell

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of adoption law and principles in the United States, situates lesbian and gay adoption within those norms, and illustrates how the courts and legislatures have responded to the increasing numbers of openly identified lesbians and gays who are seeking to adopt children as individuals and couples. It addresses issues surrounding the enforcement of adoption decrees and concludes with a consideration of practical implications of the variety and indeterminacy of legal rules regarding lesbian and gay adoption.

Keywords:   adoption law, American adoption, lesbian and gay adoption, couples, practical implications

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