Catalogue by titles / Adoption and Fostering

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ISS/IRC Code PER-ADOPT UK-01-012
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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
Evaluation
Country concerned AUSTRALIA
Index Secrecy-origin
Adoption-domestic-promote
Foster-care
Origins-info
Adoption-intercountry
Adoption-open
Child-post-adopt-sup
Adopt-fam-post-adopt-sup
Identity-adoptive
Free text Autumn 1999 issue of this publication from BAAF. Three articles on post-adoption contact: 1- evaluation on the experience, in the first two years of its existence, of the Post-Adoption Centre (PAC) Contact Mediation Service, based in London. 2- "Exchanging information post adoption. Views of adoptive parents and birth parents" - on the different experiences of those involved in adoption with the process of exchange of information between birth parents and adoptive children. 3- "Adoptive mothers' attitudes to contact. Highlights from an Australian study" - presents the influencing factors and "transitory rather than...static" quality of the parent's positions on contact. The mother's attitudes are seen to vary depending of life events and the moment in time during which such contact is proposed. "The tangible and intangible rewards of fostering for carers" and "Growing up in foster care" discuss findings from studies on the experience of foster care from the view point of carers and the children. In "The state's legitimate interest. An open letter to Matthew Engel", Charlotte Stevens, social worker and prospective adoptive parent, challenges the views expressed by Mr. Engel, jounalist and parent of an internationally adopted child, that "British adoption practice has become...obsessed with finding the perfect parents..." and therefore has turned the process of adoption (particularly of foreign children) an impossible task for prospective adopters.

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