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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-PRACTICE ENG-101
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Title Who's Fit to Be a Parent?
Author JAIN CAMPION Mukti
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Date published/issue 00-00-1995
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Routledge, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE, United Kingdom
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Page 308
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ISBN 0 415 06684 0
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Country concerned
Index Ethics
Parental-rights-loss
Education-child-needs
Paps-eligibility
Child-interest
Free text The author presents changing aspects of our society that bring to the fore questions about family life and the eligibility of parents to raise children. Among the issues discussed: "1- the recognition of the rights of the child; 2- the demands for equal rights to parenthood by groups previously excluded or discouraged; 3- the increase in break-up of parental relationships which leads to the decision about who looks after the children; 4- the advance of medical knowledge which now gives doctors the ability to offer children to many people previously incapable of unassisted reproduction." Chapter 2: Other people's children - Who's fit to adopt? presents the assessment process that prospective adoptive parents have to go through in the UK and which simply reflects "the prevailing cultural attitudes..(which) are not cast in stone but shift in time."

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