August 3, 2014
by William Helbling
Surrogacy campaigners on Saturday urged for the Thailand government to provide clearer regulations to address domestic and international surrogacy issues. Currently, Thailand does not have any established laws which speak to issues regarding surrogacy. The movement for surrogacy laws in Thailand ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Tuesday called on state, federal and tribal authorities in the US to ensure the well being and human rights of "Veronica," the child in the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl case that reached the US Supreme Court. Anaya urged ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Megan Lindsey, counsel for the National Council for Adoption, discusses the legal and practical impact of the US Supreme Court's decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl...I think the US Supreme Court got it right. We'll just start there. When I wrote on this case before, I ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl that 1912(f) and 1912(d) of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) do not bar the termination of the biological father's parental rights. In this case, a woman put her baby, who was fathered by an American Indian... ...[read more]
May 6, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Megan Lindsey, counsel for the National Council for Adoption, discusses the legal and practical impact of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl and the Indian Child Welfare Act...On April 16, 2013, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. I had the ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl on who should have rightful custody of Baby Veronica in light of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). A non-Indian woman put her baby, who was fathered by an American Indian, up for adoption. A South Carolina couple ...[read more]
January 5, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases on Friday. In Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl the court will consider whether the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) allows a non-custodial parent to block an adoption by their non-Indian partner. In this case, a woman put her baby, who was fathered ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Russian Duma on Tuesday ratified an agreement with the US related to adoption of Russian children by Americans. In a 244-96-2 vote, the nation's legislature agreed to ratify the agreement a year after the two countries agreed to sign. Russian officials have reported the abuse and killings of ...[read more]
July 12, 2011
by Chris Morris
Gay rights group Lambda Legal filed a petition for writ of certiorari Monday with the US Supreme Court to review Adar v. Smith, involving a same-sex couple who want both their names on the birth certificate of an adopted child. Though adopted in New York, the child was born in Louisiana, where ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by John Paul Putney
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday ruled en banc against same-sex adoptive parents seeking an amended Louisiana birth certificate that listed both unmarried men as the parents of the child. In 2006, Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith adopted their child in New York, where ...[read more]

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