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ADOPTION: THE NATURE OF POLICY SHIFTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES, 1972-2002

Jane Lewis

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 18, issue 2, pages 235-255
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/18.2.235
ADOPTION: THE NATURE OF POLICY SHIFTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES, 1972-2002

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The focus is on within-country adoption and on adoption by strangers. The political debates about adoption are explored in detail, using government documents, Parliamentary Debates, pressure group pamphlets and printed sources. It is argued that between 1972 and the mid-1990s, the debates were about the ‘balance’ to be achieved between the claims of birth and adoptive parents, whereas the more recently they have centred on adoption as part of the care system. The debates are set in the context of the changing meaning of adoption, of institutional and professional change, and of policy developments in the United States, which were particularly influential.

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Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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