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100 1  Keating, Jenny.|0
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 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
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|0
650  0 Adoption|zGreat Britain|0
       authorities/subjects/sh99005024|xLaw and legislation.
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