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100 1 Keating, Jenny.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
245 12 A child for keeps :|bthe history of adoption in England,
1918-1945 /|cJenny Keating.
264 1 Basingstoke, U.K. :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2009.
300 ix, 276 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 1. Setting the Scene: The Historical and Legal Background
-- 2. Developments in the Voluntary Sector -- 3. Pressure
for Government Action -- 4. Legislation Takes Shape -- 5.
The First Years of Legally Sanctioned Adoption -- 6.
Action on the Adoption Societies -- 7. The Second World
War and Its Aftermath -- 8. Conclusions - And Later
520 1 "This history of adoption in the first half of the
twentieth century concentrates on the interwar years and
the Second World War. It looks at the growing popularity
of adoption after 1918 and the formation of adoption
societies during the 1920s. These led the pressure for the
legalisation of adoption, which had no official status
prior to 1926. Keating charts how the first adoption law
only made adoption legal, but did not regulate it, and how
the 1930s saw a growing campaign for reform because of the
casual and even abusive practices of some of those
organising adoptions. Legislation was passed but delayed
by the onset of war and the new regulations were not
brought in until 1943 when the Government could no longer
ignore the widespread informal adoption of the
illegitimate babies of single women, and wives whose
husbands were away. The backdrop to the book is the
increasing emphasis on secrecy in adoption, providing
fresh insights as to why the current system is as rigid as
it is."--BOOK JACKET.
650 0 Adoption|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
650 0 Adoption|zGreat Britain|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
authorities/subjects/sh99005024|xLaw and legislation.
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