Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1985

Volume 10 Issue 1-2

A Current Issue in Adoption: The Single Adoptive Parent

Juliet Harper

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Juliet Harper


1 Psycholgoy, North Ryde, N.S.W., Macquarie University

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This paper addresses itself to the topic of the single adoptive parent, a relatively new phenomenon in the adoptive process in Australia. It presents a review of the available research and a critical discussion of some of the pertinent issues raised by a consideration of this area. Brief comment is made about the current Australian scene and it is concluded that with caution, placement of children with single adoptive parents could be made on a routine basis.

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