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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This casenote examines the factual and legal circumstances surrounding the controversial "Baby Richard" case--a case in which the courts applied a "best interests" test, and in so doing, removed a child from the home of his adoptive parents to return the child to his birth parents. By drawing comparisons to practices in other jurisdictions, the author concludes that a thorough examination of the birth father's pre-birth conduct likely would have changed the court's decision.

First Page

543

Last Page

579

Publication Date

5-1-1996

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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