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By Anthony Douglas, Terry Philpot

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ISBN-13: 9780203167434

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Adoption: altering households, altering instances attracts jointly contributions from all people with an curiosity in adoption: followed humans; beginning mom and dad and adoptive mom and dad; practitioners and bosses within the statutory and voluntary sectors; lecturers and coverage makers. Chapters on examine and coverage are interspersed with these from individuals with first-hand event of being followed, changing into an adoptive guardian or giving a toddler up for adoption. jointly, they supply special insights right into a topic that even though frequently within the media is usually surrounded by means of prejudice and false impression. themes coated include:* teenagers and kids in care* attempting to undertake* awaiting adoption* lifestyles after adoption* the politics of adoption.This obtainable textual content bargains a finished view of adoption coverage, perform and companies and analyses why adoption has develop into so arguable. It presents specialist and normal reader alike with a completely rounded photograph of adoption and exposes a number of the myths surrounding it.

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Few children and young people in the UK have touched the hearts and minds of the nation, unless they have died tragically, and then the main issues highlighted by their deaths have been professional failings rather than the human situations they found themselves in. Children have been influential in the British care movement. In the 1870s, a boy called Carrots, so-called because of his red hair, knocked on the door of a Barnardos orphanage but was turned away because of a lack of space. The next day, Dr Thomas Barnardo discovered that Carrots had died of exposure out on the street.

Traditionally, Parents for Children has not had a pool of waiting adopters who have been assessed for a theoretical child. Families have come forward in response to a specific child they have seen featured in a publicity campaign. The family has then been prepared for that child, and as they have learned about him or her we have learned about them: their unique history, their strengths and their foibles. It is a method that works well. The family can make sense of our questions about sex because they know that the child has been abused sexually.

Ivaldi, G. (2000a), Surveying adoption: a comprehensive analysis of local authority adoptions 1998–1999 (England), BAAF, London. Ivaldi, G. (2000b), Children and families in the voluntary sector: an overview of child placement and adoption work by the voluntary adoption agencies in England 1994–98, London, BAAF. Kunstal, F. (1998), Seven qualities of therapeutic parents (training material provided for Adoption UK, Banbury, Oxfordshire). Lidster, C. (1995), Chester and Daisy move on, London, BAAF.

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