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The changing face of adoption
The children and their natural families
the children at two
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adopted and restored adopted child Adoptive mother adoptive parents adults affection affectionate age of eight age of four asked attention attention-seeking average i.q. baby biological parents boys cent child aged child placed child restored children adopted clinging closely attached colour couples described difficult earlier adopted children emotional fact father feel felt five foster homes Foster mother foster parents four mothers frequently girls groups of children half home-reared children infancy infertile institutional children interview large numbers later adopted children later restored children left the institution less living look matron middle-class mixed race months Mother Oh yes Mummy natural families natural mothers natural parents never nurse nursery children over-friendly placement play psychologist reclaim relationship residential nurseries social class social workers society staff strangers talk tantrums teachers tell things told usually week West Indian young children younger