Monthly Archives: January 2012


In re J.R., No. 10-FS-38 (Decided Dec. 22, 2011), DC Court of Appeals affirmed exercise of temporary jurisdiction under UCCJEA and affirmed the neglect finding under D.C. Code x 16-2301(9)(A)(ii). Child Abuse Levels Drop (Huffington Post) Available at: The related U.S. Department of Health and … Continue reading

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DC Post-Adoption Contact Agreements/Contracts

Often times in contested adoptions the biological parents as well as all involved biological relatives should balance the litigation strategy in light of the Adoption Reform Amendment Act (“ARA”) § 101 which established enforceability of post-adoption contact agreements between biological … Continue reading

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