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.
- psychological parent,
- child welfare
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