Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 June 1977

Volume 2 Issue 2

The Problem of Judgement in Adoption Social Work

Diana Close

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Diana Close

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This paper tries to demonstrate how the existing practice in adoption social work, when applied to applicants and prospective parents, is inadequate, unjust and diametrically opposed to the acknowledged professional ethics and values. As dissatisfaction alone is unproductive, an alternative is proposed to the existing practice based on a Social Change Model of generic social work.

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