Oversight Hearing on Model State Adoption Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, Hearing Held in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 1980

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980 - 281 pages
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Page 118 - You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies, but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
Page 231 - It is, therefore, the purpose of this title to facilitate the elimination of barriers to adoption and to. provide permanent and loving home environments for children who would benefit by adoption, particularly children with special needs...
Page 38 - It is in the best interest of the child that a court of this state assume jurisdiction because (i) the child and his parents, or the child and at least one contestant, have a significant connection with this state, and (ii) there is available in this state substantial evidence concerning the child's present or future care, protection, training, and personal relationships...
Page 20 - abused or neglected child" means a child whose physical or mental health or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm by the acts or omissions of his parent or other person responsible for his welfare.
Page 38 - ... another state has declined to exercise jurisdiction on the ground that this State is the more appropriate forum to determine the custody of the child, and (ii) it is in the best interest of the child that this court assume jurisdiction.
Page 33 - ... (ii) if the attempted marriage is invalid without a court order, the child is born within 300 days after the termination of cohabitation; (3) after the child's birth, he and the child's natural mother have married, or attempted to marry, each other by a marriage solemnized in apparent compliance with law, although the attempted marriage is or could be declared invalid, and...
Page 39 - ... (b) Except under paragraphs (3) and (4) of subsection (a), physical presence in this State of the child, or of the child and one of the contestants, is not alone sufficient to confer jurisdiction on a court of this State to make a child custody determination.
Page 39 - ... consent, by entering a general appearance, or by filing a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction; (3) the individual resided with the child in this State; (4) the individual resided in this State and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child; (5) the child resides in this State as a result of the acts or directives of the individual...
Page 59 - When the mental or physical condition (including the blood group) of a party, or of a person in the custody or under the legal control of a party, is in controversy, the court in which the action is pending may order the party to submit to a physical or mental examination by a physician or to produce for examination the person in his custody or legal control.

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