Catalogue by authors / Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences

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ISS/IRC Code COM-ADOPT ENG-041
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Title Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences
Author CLAPTON Gary
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General information
Date published/issue 00-00-2003
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published UNITED KINGDOM
Editor
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentoville Road, London N1 9JB, England; www.jkp.com
Distributor
Page 212
Price 24.95 $
ISBN 1-84310-012-6
Type of material Book
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Document information
Document description Commentaries
Research
Country concerned UNITED KINGDOM
WORLD
Index Family-origin
Adoption
Family-rehabilitation
Fam-origin-contact
Free text This book is one of the rare document focusing on birth fathers of adopted children. It relates the experience of 30 birth fathers separated from their children at birth. Among others, it tries to know what would motivate biological fathers to seek contact with an adopted child. Discussing different notions of fatherhood (biological paternity, social fatherhood, sperm donorship...), it brings new light to issues such as the decision to give up a child for adoption, the child's desire to find his or her birth parents and the facilitation of contact in later life.

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Degree of interest Sensitive
Work area Miscellaneous
Potential users All
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