The Client: How States Are Profiting from the Child’s Right to Protection
Gossett, DeLeith Duke
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Examines the challenges the Sway family faced in the movie, The Client, by John Grisham. Particularly, looks at their plight in the context of both the Child Welfare Act and the Adoption and Safe Families Act. The article concludes with the premise that poverty should never be the reason that the State tears families apart and suggests that the Adoption and Safe Families Act should not disregard the child's interest in family preservation in its haste to "protect" the child from its poor family.