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The MC Law Adoption Legal Clinic is working with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) to help provide permanent homes for children in foster care. Law students enrolled in the Adoption Legal Clinic serve as the attorney in cases where foster parents have committed to provide a permanent home for the minor child who has been the victim of child abuse or neglect. This clinic brings abstract notions of justice to life by offering students the opportunity to learn Adoption Law, Termination of Parental Rights Law, how to properly file a case with the court, meet with clients and witnesses, liaise with social workers and judges, draft all pleadings and file them with the court, schedule court hearings with court administrators, represent families in court, and apply for the child's post-adoption birth certificate. 


Crystal Welch
Associate Clinical Professor
cell: 601.291.9719
fax: 601.925.7182