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ISS/IRC Code COM-ADOPT ENG-003
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Title Kinship with Strangers - Adoption and Interpretations of Kinship in American Culture
Author MODELL Judith
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Date published/issue 00-00-1994
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published
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Publisher University of California Press, Berkeley, California
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Page 280
Price
ISBN 0 520 08118 8
Type of material Book
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Document description Commentaries
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Secrecy-origin
Substitute-family
Child-rights
Origins-info
Adoption-open
Adoption
Free text "How do people in a culture in which parenthood is created by birth - a biological fact- understand a parenthood that is created by law - a contractual arrangement?" This book discusses issues of reform of adoption practice to obtain more open interaction between biological parents, adoptees and their adoptive parents. It addresses the needs of adoptees to know about their origins and biological parents to keep in touch with the children they relinquish, while acknowledging the fact that adoption reunions, and even more "open" adoptions, or the idea of "shared parenthood", "...push at the limits of kinship terminology."

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Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Legal
Psychology
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