Journal Article

Family, Community, Church and State: Natural Parents Talking about Adoption in Ireland

Mary Wilson, Nuala Lordan and Audrey Mullender

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 34, issue 5, pages 621-648
Published in print July 2004 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online July 2004 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch081
Family, Community, Church and State: Natural Parents Talking about Adoption in Ireland

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This paper documents women’s experiences of relinquishing a child for adoption in Ireland. This group have long been silenced and largely invisible. The focus of the research on which this paper is based was to provide a means for the women to share their experiences of the process of concealment and ostracism and to review the socially sanctioned solutions particular to Irish society. The issues that emerge encompass personal, cultural and societal influences and the implications for future policy and practice are explored.

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Subjects: Social Work

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