Brief of Amicus Curiae

National Council For Adoption


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
NASHVILLE DIVISION

PROMISE DOE, KIMBERLY C. and RUSS C., and SMALL WORLD MINISTRIES, INC.

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No. 3:96-0599
JUDGE NIXON

DONALD SUNDQUIST, Governor of the State of Tennessee, in his official capacity; CHARLES
BURSON, Attorney General of the State of Tennessee, in his official capacity; and LINDA RUDOLPH, in her official capacity as the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services for the State of Tennessee,

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Appeal from Order of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Brief Amicus Curiae of the National Council for Adoption


David M. McConkie (2154)
Merrill F. Nelson (3841)
Kirton & McConkie
1800 Eagle Gate Tower
60 East South Temple
Salt Lake City UT 84111-1004
Tel. 801-328-3600
Attorneys for Amicus Curiae


Additional Amici Curiae:

  1. Adoptees Supporting Adoption Adoption Advocates of Iowa Adoptive Parents Committee of New York American Life League Aaron Britvan, Esq., Co-Chairman of the Adoption Committee
    of the New York State Bar Association
    (for identification only)
    Christian Coalition, Eagle Forum, Family Research Council, Hear My Voice, International Concerns Committee for Children, kidsHELP! Foundation, Life Issues Institute, National Coalition to End Racism in America's Child Care System
  2. Samuel C. Totaro, Esq., President, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
    (for identification purposes only)


Table of Contents

  • Table of AuthoritiesIntroductory Statement Summary of Argument Argument
  • Addendum




  1996 American Adoption Congress