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
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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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