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The Government published its proposals for the partial reform of adoption law in the White Paper, Adoption: A new approach in December 2000. In this article Caroline Ball provides a critique of the proposals in the context of the needs of the adoptive population at the beginning of the 21st...
A prospective adopter's initial contact with an agency sets the tone for the rest of the assessment and placement process; an unsympathetic, culturally inappropriate response can lead to potential adopters turning elsewhere or giving up the idea of adopting altogether. Prior research has shown...
A belief that early experience has profound influences on later development has been common for hundreds of years, reinforced in the middle of the last century by the early work of John Bowlby. Such views were rapidly transformed by research on the mainly good outcomes for children rescued from...
Much anxiety is generated about whether or not a particular family placement will have a satisfactory outcome for the children concerned. This article by Barbara Prynn is based on research in which the relationship between adopters and their adopted children was examined. The parents of 50...
The Foster Carers' Training Project was a three-year research project which examined the effect of training foster carers on the emotions and behaviour of the children they were looking after. The research produced useful quantitative findings, outlined in a paper recently published in Archives...
This article presents findings of a small in-depth study of allegations made against foster carers in six agencies: how the allegations were experienced by foster carers, the consequences for them and the children involved, the antecedents of the allegations, and the implications for the support...
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