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ISS/IRC Code PER-ADOPT UK-01-013
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Title Adoption and Fostering
Author BAAF (British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering)
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Date published/issue 00-00-1999
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, Skyline House, 200 Union Street, London SE1 0LX
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Type of material Periodical
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Document description Commentaries
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Country concerned ROMANIA
Index Fam-orig-post-adopt-sup
Foster-care-dom
Adoption-intercountry
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Prepa-adoption-paps
Adoption-independent
Paps-info-counsel
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Adoption-domestic
Free text Winter 1999 issue of this publication: article on Independent fostering agencies by Clive Sellick where the author reviews this practice in the UK and considers it as possibly a complementary service to those offered by the child welfare sector. In The role of social workers in intercountry adoption: an analysis of the experience of adopters from Romania, the authors illustrate some of the issues involved in British intercountry adoptions, including what some families who adopted from Romania perceived as a certain "ambivalence", inflexibility and "unsympathetic" attitude towards applicants; they advocate that specialised and properly experienced personnel be employed for cases of intercountry adoptions. Results of a study on Intercountry adoption: implications for adoption agencies and medical advisers by Cherry Harnott and Rosemary Robertson, where the authors use the information gathered to stress the importance of development of a proper structure for adoption agencies where preparation of applicants in issues that are specific to intercountry adoptions becomes a priority. In Support for birth mothers in a group setting, the authors, Francesca Harris and Noel Whyte who are both adoption counsellors describe their experience with counselling birth parents and, in particular what they learned from a discussion group of birth mothers. Christine Gordon describes in A parenting programme for parents of children with disturbed attachment patterns, the Family Futures Consortium's intensive therapeutic programme for parents with children suffering from an inability to attach.

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Health
Psychology
Social work -->
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Other potential users Adopt-Agency
Adopt-Parents