Author Archives: Janice Rodden

Expanded Definition of Parenthood Tested in New York State Court

News Brief: Expanded Definition of Parenthood Tested in New York Court

News Brief: Expanded Definition of Parenthood Tested in New York Court

In August 2016, New York state expanded its definition of a parent to include caretakers without biological or adoptive ties. In September 2016, a first court case put that definition to the test.

Racial Bias

News Brief: For Some Parents, International Adoption Decision Reflects Racial Bias

A new study by the University of Vermont concluded that race plays a role for some parents who adopt internationally rather than domestically. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 41 mostly white parents who had, collectively, adopted 33 children of various ethnic and racial backgrounds from 10 different countries, as well as the United States.

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