Show: The Children’s Law Podcast

Let’s Talk Adoption

Some of our child clients have been talking to John and Jim about adoption, which inspired an episode about how we think of adoption as children’s attorneys.

It’s important to understand all the things that come with and all the things that get taken away with adoption.

Federal policies and local practices seem to swing on a pendulum as to whether adoption is to be emphasized or strenuously avoided, but we focus on finding the best possible option for each singular client and keep it in our tool belts.

One way we think of the issue is that adoption is about the risk of harm from the continued pursuit of reunification versus the risk of harm due to the loss of their birth family. As a child’s attorney, knowing your client and the dynamics affecting them will help you recognize when adoption might be the best strategy for the child. Thanks for listening and please share with others who might find the podcast helpful!

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