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Author Lettmaier, Saskia

Title Adoption and assisted reproduction in Germany : legal framework and current issues / Saskia Lettmaier
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Family law in a global society
Family law in a global society
Contents Intro; Contents; Adoption and Assisted Reproduction in Germany: Legal Framework and Current Issues; Abstract; Keywords; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part 1: Adoption; 1 A Brief History of Adoption with Particular Reference to Germany; 2 The Current Legal Framework; 1 Requirements for an Adoption Decree; a Adoption Decree; b Required Consents; c Home Study; d Substantive Requirements; 2 The Adoption Decree and Its Legal Effects; 3 Setting Aside an Adoption Decree; 4 The Right to Know One's Genetic Origins and Adoptees; 3 Controversial Issues and Proposals for Reform
1 Adoptions of Adults2 Adoptions by Same-Sex Partners; 3 In-Family Adoptions; 4 (Semi-)Open and Closed Adoptions; 5 Adoptions by Lesbian Co-Mothers; Part 2: Assisted Reproduction; 1 A Partial Legal Framework; 2 Permissible and Impermissible Forms; 3 Access to Assisted Reproductive Services; 4 The Allocation of Parental Status; 5 The Right to Know One's Genetic Origins and Children of Assisted Reproduction; 6 The Position of Sperm Donors; 7 Parentage Contracts; 8 Procreative Tourism and Its Implications for Domestic German Courts; 1 Determining the Applicable Law
2 Recognition of Foreign Parentage Determinations by German Courts3 The Ordre Public Exception; 9 Proposals for Reform; Conclusion; Bibliography; Acknowledgments
Summary In Germany, as elsewhere, couples and individuals suffering from unwanted childlessness have two principal means to overcome it. One, adoption, has existed and been quite heavily regulated in Germany for centuries. The other, assisted reproduction, has only recently come into its own with advances in medical technology and has not yet been comprehensively dealt with by the German legislature.0This monograph provides a survey of adoption and assisted reproduction as alternative (non-coital) ways of establishing parent-child relationships in Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Adoption -- Germany
Human reproduction -- Germany
Human reproduction.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004339922 (electronic bk.)
9789004339927 (electronic bk.)