Case Briefs- Social Change

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Unformatted text preview: curity and stability in the home are more important than intellectual stimulation in the proper development of a child." o The Court never addressed Harold's argument that there must be clear and convincing evidence to take a child away from a parent. The Case of Baby M (best interest) Rule: Surrogacy contract is unenforceable due to violation of both statutory law and public policy. Custody must be determined based upon the best interests of the child. Doe v. Doe (best interest of child based on bond to biological parents) In this adoption case, the Court considers the effect of an admitted lesbian relationship by a natural mother who refuses to consent to the adoption of her child. While the welfare of the child is of paramount concern in adoption cases, nonetheless the rights of a natural parent...
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This document was uploaded on 03/06/2014 for the course POLISCI 122 at Stanford.

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