Catalogue by titles / Adoption, Identity and Social Policy: The search for distant relatives

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ISS/IRC Code COM-ORIGINS ENG-018
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Title Adoption, Identity and Social Policy: The search for distant relatives
Author HAIMES Erica
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Date published/issue 00-00-1985
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Gower Publishing Company Limited, Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR, United Kingdom
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Page 103
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Index Secrecy-origin
Secrecy-adoption
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Child-post-adopt-sup
Free text Study on the provision for compulsory counselling as required by Section 26 Children's Act of 1975 in the UK in cases of search for information on birth relatives (retroactive in cases of people who were adopted before the Act which gave them the right to have access to birth records). Comments on some of the problems faced by social workers who act as "counsellors" - finding out what type and how much information was wanted by adoptees, how to give information, how far to go in the information given. In chapter 7, The Social Identity of Adoption questions the concepts held by practitioners, researchers and legislators of the need to search; is it "natural" or "pathological"- deriving from some sort of maladjustment or bad adoptive experience? This chapter also goes into the secrecy element associated with adoption and adoption as a condition that marginalizes the individual

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Work area Psychology
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