This Article will explore in detail the variety of child placement arrangements, both within and outside the system, which can be tailored to meet the needs of children and their biological or foster parents. This examination will reveal numerous statutory reforms and recent judicial decisions that promise increasingly flexible approaches to the traditional custodial alternatives following long-term foster care. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the termination of parental rights case that first united the authors and confronted them with the fact that none of the traditional legal alternatives available to those children could adequately meet their emotional needs.
Andre P. Derdeyn, Andrew R. Rogoff, and Scott W. Williams,
Alternatives to Absolute Termination of Parental Rights After Long-Term Foster Caret,
31 Vanderbilt Law Review
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