Bolivian Mother and Baby
Peruvian Mother and Baby
Chinese Mother and Baby
Eskimo Mother and Baby
Native American Mother and Baby
Russian Mother and Baby
The mothers and babies of the world page showcases the multi-media collages of Susan Pollet, Esq.
According to some of the literature, approximately eighty percent of children reside with their mothers after divorce, and the majority of fathers have little or no contact with the children.
Custody and access arrangements following separation and divorce have been the subject of much child development and divorce research. Beneficial parenting plan options now consider children’s developmental and psychological needs, and provide alternatives for parents, courts and professionals to consider as they decide upon the shape of children’s future relationship with each of their parents.
Adoption was unknown at common law and therefore in the United States it required statutory authorization. The first adoption statute was not enacted until 1851, in Massachusetts.
When married heterosexuals who have children divorce, the parents are automatically presumed to be the legal parents of their children and absent a termination due to unfitness, they retain their rights upon divorce.
Commentators have stated that France and Sweden, for example, provide a more generous maternity and parental leave than is available here in the United States.
Gay male and lesbian couples typically raise children in three contexts. The first is where one of the partners is already the biological parent of a child.
The two main federal statutes covering a pregnancy at work are the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. (States may have their own laws, adding an additional layer, which will not be addressed here).
Second parent adoption is the legal term for the second adoption of a biological child or adopted child by a same sex partner. According to law, states have the right to honor or deny second parent adoption.