Memorandum of Support for Reunification of Children with Birth Parents

(Project name: Impact of the Adoption & Safe Families Act on Family Separation of Black & Brown Families)

Drawing on primary and secondary sources, including case law, social science research, and law review and journal articles, this memorandum covers various arguments that support the notion of preserving the bonds between biological parents and their children in the context of child welfare proceedings and thereafter. Guided by the principle that a child’s best interest should be the paramount consideration, this memorandum includes considerations of the legal, psychological, and socio-cultural factors that contribute to the recognition and protection of these familial ties.

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