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Contested Adoptions

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ISBN13: 9781857421873
ISBN: 1857421876
Published: March 1995
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This work considers adoption made after court proceedings which have been contested by birth families or guardians. Such adoptions are growing as a percentage of all adoption orders. Key recommendations of the White Paper on adoption are included, and considered in the context of adoption practice.

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Contents:
Contested adoption in context; contested adoptions and the role of the State in family matters; contested proceedings - justice and the law; contested adoption proceedings - a barrister's perspective; contested adoptions - the winner taks all; the welfare of the child in contested proceedings; contested proceedings - what the research tells us; uses and abuses of research findings in contested cases; issues of attachment, separation and identity in contested adoptions; the role of the guardian ad litem in contested adoptions; adoptive parents and contested adoptions; contested adoptions - the perspective of birth parents; a view of wider family perspectives in contested adoptions; the use of an adversarial process in contested proceedings.