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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT NZL-001
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Title Adoption and Healing: Proceedings of the International Conference on Adoption and Healing
Author New Zealand Adoption Education and Healing Trust
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Date published/issue 00-00-1997
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher New Zealand Adoption Education and Healing Trust, Box 11446, Wellington, New Zealand
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Page 350
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ISBN 0 473 04733 0
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Country concerned
Index Adoption-intercountry
Identity-origin
Awareness-raising
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Legislation-adoption
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Adoption-domestic
Identity-adoptive
Free text Book containing papers presented by international participants at a conference on adoption (June 1997, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand) and its impact on the people concerned, both in the birth and adoptive families. Presentations emphasize openness in adoption and professional support for adoptees and their families. Papers on adoption and its effects in the context of traditional Maori family systems. Presentation on attachment problems in children placed at an older age and children adopted internationally. In Closing the Wound, Robert Ludbrook argues for the abolition on adoption on the grounds of "reducing the pain, hurt and rejection that is inherent in present adoption laws and in the concept of adoption".

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Legal
Psychology
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