Adoption, Social Work and Social Theory: Making the Connections
This work is an attempt at understanding the foundations upon which the practice and theory of adoption and substitute care are based. It argues that mainstream thinking about adoption is flawed in a number of ways, and develops an alternative framework for understanding and practice.
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