Adoption, Child Custody, Legitimation, and Parentage

Reports in this area of the collection address issues related to adoption, child custody, and legitimation. Most reports provide an overview of one subject in a single nation, although some focus on individual communities or specific circumstances. Reports that discuss children within the context of marriage and divorce appear separately in the “Marriage, Divorce, and Inheritance” project of this campaign.

Note: these reports are provided for historical reference purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice and do not represent the official opinion of the United States Government. The information provided reflects research undertaken as of the date of writing and has not been updated unless specifically noted.

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