My purpose in starting this blog is to collect and share information from all kinds of sources about family law and policy.  My particular focus will be on families that form and extend across international borders.  Family policies have an enormous impact on the lives of women and children in all countries, and should be an important consideration in our international and foreign affairs.  The recent special issue of the New York Times Magazine on “Saving the World’s Women” (Aug. 23 2009) offers an outstanding introduction to some of these global issues.