The Uniform Adoption Act [hereinafter "UAA"] recognizes that adoptive families are the "legal equivalent" to biological families. While recognizing biology is very important, the UAA contends that this biological fact alone will not be enough to trump the rights of adoptive parents and the child by ensuring stability and finality in adoptions. The child is the one with the most at stake and deserves protection from "transfer trauma" in contested adoptions. This Comment addresses the problems that adoptive families have confronted and explores certain provisions of the Uniform Adoption Act.

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