Catalogue by authors / Geste d'amour - l'accouchement sous X

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ISS/IRC Code COM-ADOPT FRE-002
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Title Geste d'amour - l'accouchement sous X
Author BONNET Catherine
Generic unit

General information
Date published/issue 00-00-1996
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
Editor
Publisher Odile Jacob
Distributor
Page 276
Price FF 60.00
ISBN 2-7381-0380-4
Type of material Book
Language of document

Document information
Document description Commentaries
Testimony
Country concerned FRANCE
Index Secrecy-origin
Identity-origin
Child-interest
Free text Second edition of this book (first in 1990) where the author comments on the French practice of anonymous delivery called " accouchement sous X "; she comes to the defence of this practice in which a mother can give up her child at birth without revealing her identity. It is her belief that as the child can then be adopted it will be spared the possible trauma of coming to the world unwanted through whatever psychological trauma the mother might have gone through and which has made her reject it.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Psychology
Social work -->
Potential users All
Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents