A National Responsible Father Registry: Providing Constitutional Protections for Children, Mothers, and Fathers.

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Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy
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Greenberg, Karen.
Pollack, Daniel.
MacIver, Andrea.
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Journal Article
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This article discusses trends in adoption that indicate new concerns regarding a putative father’s constitutional rights, as well as the rise in State-run father registries and constitutional concerns presented in the absence of a National Responsible Father Registry (NRFR). Efforts that have been made to establish a NRFR are discussed, and the need for a NRFR and the constitutional balance a NRFR provides among all those involved in the adoption proceeding is emphasized. 130 references. (Author abstract modified)

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