Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Chapter 33: Foster Care and Adoption

Student Self-Assessment Quizzes

Foster parents have _____ of the child.
A)legal custody
B)permanent physical custody
C)full parental rights
D)temporary physical custody
The primary goal of foster care is
A)the termination of parental rights.
B)permanent placement.
C)kinship care.
D)adoption by the foster family.
When children in foster care cannot be placed in a permanent home, the children
A)stay in foster care until they turn 25.
B)stay in foster care until they are emancipated.
C)are placed in group homes.
D)are adopted.
What is one reason that an adult would not be allowed to adopt a 14-year-old child?
A)The child does not consent.
B)The child is of a different race.
C)The child is of a different religion.
D)The child has serious health problems.
In some states, a "black-market adoption" refers to a(n)
A)interracial adoption.
B)adoption of an adult by another adult.
C)adoption approved by a court.
D)adoption in which a pregnant mother turns her baby over to adoptive parents through a go-between.
The race of adoptive parents cannot be considered in adoptions when
A)adoption agencies receive federal funds.
B)courts consider approving an adoption.
C)social workers consider placing a child.
D)private sector adoption agencies place the child.
An adoption becomes final when
A)a court approves the adoption.
B)the mother consents to the adoption.
C)a public agency identifies a suitable parent.
D)a specified waiting period has ended after the court approval.
A _____ is a woman who contracts with a couple to be artificially inseminated with the husband's sperm and to bear a child for the wife.
A)surrogate mother
B)foster mother
C)adoptive mother
D)kinship mother
Which of the following arguments supports opening court records to adopted children to discover their birth parents?
A)The birth parents have a right to privacy.
B)The choice should be left to the birth parents.
C)Adoptees want to learn about the medical history of the birth parents.
D)The adoptive parents want to protect their adopted children.
An argument to support the adoptive family in keeping the Scarpetta child they adopted is that
A)Ms. Scarpetta was under great pressure when she placed the child for adoption.
B)Ms. Scarpetta was not capable of giving informed consent.
C)the adoptive family may be better parents, but they should not get rights ahead of the birth mother.
D)Ms. Scarpetta freely gave up her child and the agency acted properly in getting her consent.
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