Unfit mothers... Unjust practices?: Key issues from Australian research on the impact of past adoption practices

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Higgins, Daryl J.. (2011) Unfit mothers... Unjust practices?: Key issues from Australian research on the impact of past adoption practices. Family Matters. 87(1), pp. 56 - 67.
AuthorsHiggins, Daryl J.
Abstract

Although reliable figures are not available, in the decades prior to the mid-1970s, it was common in Australia for babies of unwed mothers to be adopted. There is a wealth of material on adoption in Australia—including individual historical records, analyses of historical practices, case studies, expert opinions, personal testimony provided to two parliamentary inquiries—but limited empirical research on the issue of past adoption practices and its impact on those involved.

Year2011
JournalFamily Matters
Journal citation87 (1), pp. 56 - 67
PublisherAustralian Institute of Family Studies
ISSN1030-2646
Scopus EID2-s2.0-79955831124
Web address (URL)https://aifs.gov.au/publications/family-matters/issue-87/unfit-mothers-unjust-practices
Page range56 - 67
Research GroupInstitute of Child Protection Studies
Place of publicationAustralia
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