Respecting Children’s Relationships and Identities In Adoption

Authored by: Elsbeth Neil , Mary Beek

The Routledge Handbook Of Adoption

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  February  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138362505
eBook ISBN: 9780429432040
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429432040-6

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Abstract

This chapter draws from research into adoption conducted at the University of East Anglia, UK. It outlines the range of losses faced by adopted children in terms of their pre-adoption relationships and identities, and suggests that these losses are universal, across the full range of legal and social contexts in which adoption takes place.

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