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Perfect Substitutes or The Real Thing?

Naomi Cahn, Duke Law Journal

What is happening to the American family?

In contemporary culture, there are highly visible signs of discomfort about the decline of the nuclear family and ambivalence about the increasing numbers of alternative families. Although one of the fundamental premises of contemporary welfare reform is the disapproval of single-parent, non-marital families, on the other hand, more states are allowing single parents and gay and lesbian couples to adopt. The development and regulation of alternative family forms is not, however, a novel phenomenon in American society…

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Topics: Adoption, Same Sex Parenting & Property Rights