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This is a unique compilation of cross-cultural and international attitudes towards adoption research and outcomes.* Whilst informal adoption of children has probably always existed across all human societies, this work is timely in that interest in the role of legal adoption as both a child welfare solution and as a means of alternative family formation for adults wanting to become parents has never been higher.* This book is an edited collection of 13 papers based on invited keynote presentations or paper symposia presentations given at the Second International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR2) 2006. * It gives a unique Cross-cultural look at adoption from worldwide, multidisciplinary community of distinguished and emerging adoption researchers.* International appeal, with different countries laws, attitudes and outcomes fully explored

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470998182
ISBN-10: 0470998180
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 358
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elsbeth Neil

Gretchen Miller Wrobel is a Professor of Psychology at Bethel University, USA, and Investigator on the Minnesota-Texas Adoption Research Project focusing on the impact of openness in adoptive relationships. Her main interests are family communication about adoption and adoption-related curiosity. Elsbeth Neil is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Social Work and Psychology at the University of East Anglia, UK. She has experience as a childcare social worker in the UK. Her main research interests are in contact after adoption and post adoption support services, particularly in relation to children adopted from public care.

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