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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/296889
Title:
Lesbian and gay fostering and adoption: out of the closet into the mainstream?
Authors:
Cosis-Brown, Helen;; Cocker, Christine
Abstract:
Recent public debates have discussed lesbians and gay men caring for children as a novel phenomenon, but such arrangements are not new. Helen Cosis Brown and Christine Cocker track debates concerning lesbian and gay families and examine the relationship between policy and practice that is evidence based and ideologically driven. They outline the complexities of adoption and fostering practice within its political and social context and argue that the paramountcy of the child's welfare is the lynchpin to understanding the issues involved with the placement of children with lesbian and gay carers. The emphasis, in examining the detail of practice, is on recruitment, assessment, matching and support.
Affiliation:
Middlesex University
Citation:
Cosis-Brown, H., & Cocker, C. (2008) 'Lesbian and gay fostering and adoption: out of the closet into the mainstream?', Adoption & Fostering, 32(4), 19-30.
Publisher:
British Agencies For Adoption
Journal:
Adoption & Fostering : the journal of the Association of British Adoption and Fostering Agencies
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/296889
DOI:
10.1177/030857590803200404
Additional Links:
http://aaf.sagepub.com/content/32/4/19.short
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Adoption & fostering : the journal of the Association of British Adoption and Fostering Agencies.
ISSN:
0308-5759
Appears in Collections:
Social Work, Professional Practice and the Law

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dc.contributor.authorCosis-Brown, Helen;en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCocker, Christineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-23T12:56:17Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-23T12:56:17Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationCosis-Brown, H., & Cocker, C. (2008) 'Lesbian and gay fostering and adoption: out of the closet into the mainstream?', Adoption & Fostering, 32(4), 19-30.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0308-5759en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/030857590803200404en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/296889en
dc.descriptionAdoption & fostering : the journal of the Association of British Adoption and Fostering Agencies.en_GB
dc.description.abstractRecent public debates have discussed lesbians and gay men caring for children as a novel phenomenon, but such arrangements are not new. Helen Cosis Brown and Christine Cocker track debates concerning lesbian and gay families and examine the relationship between policy and practice that is evidence based and ideologically driven. They outline the complexities of adoption and fostering practice within its political and social context and argue that the paramountcy of the child's welfare is the lynchpin to understanding the issues involved with the placement of children with lesbian and gay carers. The emphasis, in examining the detail of practice, is on recruitment, assessment, matching and support.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Agencies For Adoptionen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://aaf.sagepub.com/content/32/4/19.shorten
dc.titleLesbian and gay fostering and adoption: out of the closet into the mainstream?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMiddlesex Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalAdoption & Fostering : the journal of the Association of British Adoption and Fostering Agenciesen_GB
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