An overview of children's rights

A child is a person and not a subperson over whom the parent has an absolute possessor interest. The term “child” does not necessarily mean minor but can include adult children as well as nondependent adult children. Children are generally afforded the basic rights embodied by the Constitution. It is said to apply to children born within a marriage or not but excludes children not yet born. There are both state and federal sources of child-rights law.