Essays tagged: adoption

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The dynamic relationship between Virginia law and society’s concepts of childhood and parenthood have transformed child custody laws since the American Revolution. This essay chronicles key periods of change in the Commonwealth and other states.   Read more

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The civil rights movement, feminism, gay liberation, the proliferation of LGBTQ households, the sexual revolution, and technological advancements related to reproductive health have reworked the relationships between family members as well as between families and the outside world.   Read more