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ContentsHow should custody be determined when parents divorce?
Joint custody is the best solution / David Levy
Joint custody is not the best solution / Nicki Bradley
Gay parents should have equal rights in child custody cases / Charlotte J. Patterson
Gay parents should not be granted child custody / John W. Kennedy
Sometimes grandparents should be awarded custody / Michelle Ognibene
Children raised by grandparents are at risk for emotional problems / Gregory C. Smith and Patrick A. Palmieri
Parental Alienation Syndrome should be considered in custody cases / Elizabeth M. Ellis
Parental Alienation Syndrome should not be considered in custody cases / Trish Wilson
How should custody be determined for adopted children?
Gay adoption should be permitted / Maria Carmela Sioco
Gay adoption should not be permitted / Thomas D. Williams
Surrogate mothers have the right to seek custody / Lorraine Dusky
Surrogate mothers have no right to seek custody / Brian Palmer
Sometimes adopted children must be returned to the State's care / Josephine A. Ruggiero
Returning adopted children is never an option / Joanne Bamberger
Children should have a voice in determining their own custody / Family Law Quarterly
What is the role of government in determining child custody?
The child custody rights of military personnel should be protected by the Federal government / Michael R. Turner
It is inappropriate for the Federal government to intervene in custody lawsuits involving military personnel / Mark E. Sullivan
Religious stereotypes should not be used to take children from their parents / Mary Zeiss Stange
If a religious group abuses children, the children should be protected / Katy Vine
Young children fare better behind bars with their incarcerated mothers / Beth Schwartzapfel
Imprisoning the children of illegal immigrants is traumatic for the children / Ellis Cose
Should abduction be used in international custody disputes?
Sometimes abduction is the only way to regain custody / Nadya Labi
Mediation is preferable to abduction to resolve custody disputes / Christoph C. Paul and Jamie Walker
The Hague Convention needs to be strengthened to address international child abduction / Lindsey Douthit
Despite weaknesses, the Hague Convention plays an important role in resolving international child abduction / Debbie S. L. Ong
Missionaries operates with good intentions in rescuing Haitian child for adoption / Joel Millman and Jeffrey Ball
Missionaries took Haitian children who weren't orphans into custody / Economist.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
Custody of children
-- United States.
Custodial parents -- United States.
Children's rights -- United States.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2011
233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-221) and index.