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The Legacy, Legality and Legitimacy of Adopting Out - Examining the legitimacy of adoption through birth mother experiences.

Webster, Anne Elizabeth


This thesis investigates the disconnect between the lived experience of birth mothers who adopted out their child recently and the views of members of the public with an interest in adoption, including adoptive parents and adult adoptees. I consider the perceptions of adoption in contemporary Australia from a sociological perspective focusing on the influences and circumstances in which a birth mother might choose to adopt out her newborn. Following Misztal’s...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51464147e8a

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