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Adapting to the Modern Family: Recognizing the Psychological Parents in Dependency Proceedings
Children's Legal Rights Journal (2013)
  • Sarah E. Oliver
Abstract

As family dynamics evolve, so must child welfare law. Over the last forty years, there has been a significant rise in the number of non-traditional families. The number of children raised by psychological parents is increasing. A judicial rethinking of the psychological parent's role in dependency proceedings or a change in pertinent legislation is necessary for the sake of these children and the modern families in which they are raised.

Keywords
  • psychological parent,
  • child welfare
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall October 3, 2013
Citation Information
Sarah E. Oliver. "Adapting to the Modern Family: Recognizing the Psychological Parents in Dependency Proceedings" Children's Legal Rights Journal Vol. 33 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_oliver/4/