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School of Law
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Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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The Law Demands Process for Rehomed Children

Sally Terry Green

This Article argues that the same administrative or judicial process that protects children under established state law principles must also safeguard rehomed children. The states should be compelled to enact specific prohibition against the practice of rehoming. For instance, the adoption statutes should be expanded to require an administrative process where adopted children suffering from attachment disorders are identified and supported by specially staffed post adoption service agencies. [The Article also] discusses the advent of technology as a contributor to rehoming. It emphasizes the need for the law to address the tragedy as an outgrowth of modern society where jurisdictional barriers do not exist across cyberspace.

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