[JURIST] Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal [official website] signed into law [press release] a bill [legislative materials] prohibiting the practice of privately transferring custody of unwanted adopted children to unrelated individuals. This practice, called re-homing or non-legalized adoption, has come under scrutiny recently following a report [Reuters backgrounder] documenting the abuses that tend to follow from such exchanges. Because of the lack of regulation in this area, the private transfer of custody of an adopted child requires little more than a...

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