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ISS/IRC Code COM-INTERACIAL ENG-005
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Title International and Transracial Adoptions: a mental health perspective
Author BAGLEY Christopher
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Date published/issue 00-00-1993
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Avebury Ashgate Publishing Limited, Gower House Croft Road Alsershot, Hants GU11 3HR, United Kingdom
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Page 366
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ISBN 1 85628 082 9
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Index Interacial
Child-health-info
Adoption-intercountry
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Free text The author deals with the issue of adjustment in adoption from the focal point of mental health of the adoptee. He presents the results of a number of studies, from various countries, involving adoptions, both domestic and intercountry, touching on intellectual development, inherited vs environmentally acquired traits, development of identity and self-esteem. In the chapter on "Inter-country adoption: History and policy formation", the author presents the principles in intercountry adoption adopted at the Leysin seminar of 1960, based on the twelve principles used by the International Social Service for their casework with children and families involving intercountry adoption (description of ISS's work

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