|November 14, 2011
Knight Library Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
Joan Heifetz Hollinger is a leading American scholar on adoption law and practice, as well as on the psychosocial aspects of adoptive family relationships. She is centrally involved in efforts to overhaul the laws governing American and intercountry adoptions, and is an outspoken advocate in the courts and in the media on behalf of children who are at risk of being neglected, abused, or abandoned. She is the reporter for the Proposed Uniform Adoption Act, a member of the federal Children’s Bureau task force on “Achieving Permanency for Dependent and Foster Care Children,” and the author of the ABA guide to the Multiethnic Placement Act. She has also served on the U.S. State Department’s advisory group on intercountry adoption and is drafting model parentage laws to serve the needs of children conceived through assisted reproductive technology.
Affiliation: UC Berkeley Law School
The event is part of a series supported by the Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education, the Department of Political Science, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Law, Culture and Humanities Initiative.