A critical analysis of the experiences of birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted children in relation to post adoption contact

Flinn, Melissa (2010) A critical analysis of the experiences of birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted children in relation to post adoption contact. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Adoption has become part of the political agenda in the United Kingdom during the last ten years and the need for adopted children to have knowledge of their birth family has been subject to much debate. This review uses a number of primary research studies to critically explore the experiences of birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted children in relation to both direct and indirect post adoption contact. It questions whether the facilitation of post adoption contact is a reasonable request placed upon prospective adopters and how their interactions with birth family members can contribute to a positive or negative experience for the child. The review highlights the significant changes needed within social work practice to enable post adoption contact to become common child centred practice.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/785

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