Babies for the deserving: developments in foster care and adoption in one Australian state - others to follow?

Ainsworth, Frank, and Hansen, Patricia (2009) Babies for the deserving: developments in foster care and adoption in one Australian state - others to follow? Just Policy, 50 (30). pp. 24-28.

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Abstract

While this paper focuses on recent amendments to the New South Wales (NSW) care and protection and adoption legislation, it is the view of the authors that the 2006 changes, and recently announced new policy directions, may have implications for other States and Territories. Indeed, given the tendency of States and Territories to copy each other’s child care and protection and adoption legislation and policy, the question is who will be the first to follow the NSW lead? At the time of writing Queensland has announced a review of adopted people’s and birth parents’ rights (Department of Child Safety, 2008). In relation to these developments, the big question is whether the NSW proposals are a leap forward or perhaps a leap backward?

Item ID: 7968
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: foster care, adoption, ethical issues, a new form of early intervention, rights of adopted people, rights of birth parents
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ISSN: 1323-2266
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 05:58
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcare @ 100%
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