Adoption Issues

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  • Adoption Issues
  • Volume 326
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 921507 45 8
  • Year: 2011
  • E-book: $28.00

ONLY AVAILABLE IN DIGITAL EDITION.

There has been an overall decline in the number of adoptions of Australian children over the last 25 years, however past and present adoption practices continue to raise a number of challenging and complex emotional and practical issues. This book examines the adoption experience in Australia, including local and intercountry adoption and the legal processes involved; adoption trends; identity and disclosure issues; the impacts of past coercive adoption practices on unmarried birth mothers and their children; post-adoption grief and loss; and the same-sex adoption law debate. A number of personal search and reunion stories are also featured which illustrate some of the complexities and hardships involved.

Chapter 1: Adoption trends in Australia

Chapter 2: Search and reunion

Chapter 3: Intercountry adoption

Worksheets and activities; Glossary; Fast facts; Web links; Index