Adoption policy in Great Britain and North America

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Creator McDaniel, Susan
Other Author Kirk, H. David
Title Adoption policy in Great Britain and North America
Date 1984
Description This paper has two purposes. First, to explore what existing adoption legislation may indicate about the meaning and function of adoption practices in North America and Great Britain. Second, to consider some possible policy implications revealed by clearer understanding of the social meaning of existing adoption laws. The first part of the paper summarizes briefly the history of legal adoption. The second examines what is explicitly and implicitly revealed by adoption law and policies about the social purposes of adoption and about prevailing social values concerning the family. The third part examines possible avenues of policy change in North America.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Volume 13
Issue 1
First Page 75
Last Page 84
Subject Adoption law; Family; North America
Subject LCSH Adoption; Law; Social values
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kirk, H. D. & McDaniel, S. (1984). Adoption policy in Great Britain and North America. Journal of Social Policy, 13(1), 75-84.
Rights Management (c) Cambridge University Press
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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