This is a unique compilation of cross-cultural and internationalattitudes towards adoption research and outcomes.
- Whilst informal adoption of children has probably alwaysexisted across all human societies, this work is timely in thatinterest in the role of legal adoption as both a child welfaresolution and as a means of alternative family formation for adultswanting to become parents has never been higher.
- This book is an edited collection of 13 papers based on invitedkeynote presentations or paper symposia presentations given at theSecond International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR2) 2006.
- It gives a unique Cross-cultural look at adoption fromworldwide, multidisciplinary community of distinguished andemerging adoption researchers.
- International appeal, with different countries laws, attitudesand outcomes fully explored