The history of adoption from 1918-1945, detailing the rise of adoption, the growth of adoption societies and considering the increasing emphasis on secrecy in adoption. Analyses adoption law from legalization in 1926, to regulation and reform in the 1930s, with regulations finally being enforced in 1943 amid concern about casual wartime adoptions.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of ContentsIllustrations Introduction Setting the Scene: The Historical and Legal Background Developments in the Voluntary Sector Pressure for Government Action Legislation Takes Shape The First Years of Legally Sanctioned Adoption Government Action on the Adoption Societies The Second World War and its Aftermath Chapter Eight Final Conclusions Biographical Notes Bibliography Index