Journal Article

Recent Changes in Adoption and Fostering in Spain

Jesús Palacios and Pere Amorós

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 36, issue 6, pages 921-935
Published in print September 2006 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online October 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
Recent Changes in Adoption and Fostering in Spain

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As in many other countries, adoption and foster-care have seen important changes in Spain. Adoption of healthy Spanish babies has now become the exception, while special needs and inter-country adoptions have become much more common. Foster-care, in its turn, has also changed, and now there are new types of fostering arrangements and new professional practices substituting old ones. This article presents a summary of the main changes that occurred in recent years in the context of adoption and foster-care in Spain.

Keywords: child protection; adoption; foster-care.

Journal Article.  6150 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Work

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