Catalogue by countries / Relinquishing Mothers in Adoption: Their long-term adjustment

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ISS/IRC Code COM-ADOPT ENG-046
Partner
Title Relinquishing Mothers in Adoption: Their long-term adjustment
Author WINKLER Robin; VAN KEPPEL Margaret
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General information
Date published/issue 05-00-1984
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published AUSTRALIA
Editor
Publisher Institue of Family Studies, 766 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Distributor
Page 100
Price
ISBN 0-642-87618-5
Type of material Monograph
Language of document

Document information
Document description Report
Research
Country concerned AUSTRALIA
WORLD
Index Family-origin
Abandon-cause
Consent
Abandonment
Prevention-abandon
Free text This study is an investigation of the effects of relinquishing a child on the adjustment of the mother and of those factors which are believed to either facilitate of impede adjustment to relinquishment. The research shows that it is inappropriate to view relinquishing mothers (mothers of origin) as women who have "put the problem behind them". The majority of women felt they had no alternative to the difficult choice they made. The research also suggests that, in deciding wheter or not to relinquish a child, single teenage women and those to whom they turn for help, need to consider the issue of the long-term cost to the mother of giving a baby for adoption.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Psychology
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Potential users NGO-Partner
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