Apologies for forced adoption practices: Implications for contemporary intercountry adoption

Fronek, P and Cuthbert, D 2013, 'Apologies for forced adoption practices: Implications for contemporary intercountry adoption', Australian Social Work, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 402-414.


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Title Apologies for forced adoption practices: Implications for contemporary intercountry adoption
Author(s) Fronek, P
Cuthbert, D
Year 2013
Journal name Australian Social Work
Volume number 66
Issue number 3
Start page 402
End page 414
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Abstract 2012 marked historic events in the practice of adoption in Australia. Government focus was on the formulation of apologies to those people affected by past forced adoption practices. A critical reflection on these and other Australian apologies, highlight assumptions that differentiate past domestic adoption practices from past and contemporary practice in intercountry adoption. The importance of social work, founded in the values of social justice and human rights, to ensuring the same practice standards apply to all people who give birth to children regardless of where they live is highlighted. Expanding knowledge on intercountry adoption indicates that Australia should prepare for another apology.
Subject Social Work not elsewhere classified
Sociology not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Apology
Forced Adoptions
Intercountry Adoption
DOI - identifier 10.1080/0312407X.2013.777970
Copyright notice © 2013 Copyright Australian Association of Social Workers.
ISSN 1447-0748
Additional Notes This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Fronek, P and Cuthbert, D 2013, 'Apologies for forced adoption practices: Implications for contemporary intercountry adoption', Australian Social Work, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 402-414, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2013.777970
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