The author sets forth the facts underlying the Baby Richard case from the time he was conceived until the time of his adoption and analyzes the case law which ensued as a result of the situation. The author then addresses the amendment to the adoption act which resulted from the Baby Richard case. The article next explores the Does' possible courses of action and evaluates the chances of them regaining custody. Finally, the article suggests the possibility of a solution for the future of adopted children.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Zito, Anthony S.
"Baby Richard and Beyond: The Future for Adopted Children,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 18:
3, Article 1.
Anthony S. Zito, Baby Richard and Beyond: The Future for Adopted Children, 18 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 445 (1998).