Category Archives: Reviews

Gay Dads: a celebration of fatherhood

Based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980’s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union. (Foster care, adoption, kinship) Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage or partnership and adoption: debate for Ireland

The purpose of this study was to examine the social and political debate surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage or partnership and adoption in Ireland and to identify
how opposing sides of the debate use values to frame the issue. Download for free Continue reading

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What to expect when you're adopting

Having been adopted himself, the author – also a leading clinical psychiatrist – is well placed to write this accessible and straightforward guide. It will take you step-by-step through the emotional implications of adopting a child. Continue reading

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Towards a standardised framework for intercountry adoption assessment procedures

A must read before reading anything else, especially any book that will provide process and legal advice, relating to the situation in the UK or the USA.
It is intended to give Health
Boards, Adoption Societies/Agencies, social work managers, social workers and others
involved in the process of intercountry adoption a detailed and practical framework for
implementing the accepted recommendations of the standardised framework.
Many aspects
of this document are also of relevance to applicants themselves. Continue reading

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Raising adopted children

Offers parents practical advice about raising an adopted child and covers current issues such as prenatal drug exposure and transracial adoption. Continue reading

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Gay men choosing parenthood

Based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980’s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union. (Foster care, adoption, kinship) Continue reading

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