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  • Inter-country Adoption in Ireland: Law, Children's Rights and Contemporary Social Work Practice

    Published in:

    Ethics & Social Welfare, Vol: 2, Page: 133-149

    Publication Date:

    2008

    Aims & Objectives:

    This article discusses the current practice dilemmas and common ideologies that characterize inter-country adoption in Ireland and explores these issues through a child rights lens

    Abstract:

    This paper explores the current practice dilemmas and common ideologies that characterize inter-country adoption in Ireland and explores these issues through a child rights lens. The social and historical development and construction of adoption are examined in order to outline the broad parameters within which inter-country adoption occurs in Ireland. The role of social workers in this complex and specialized area of work is examined and some of the questions posed by adoption professionals are highlighted. A real consideration for the best interests of children is put into perspective and the role of the social worker as a child rights advocate is given recognition. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Ethics & Social Welfare is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

    Authors:

    Simone McCaughren; Catherine Sherlock

    Study Type:

    Non Study Papers » Discussion paper, review, commentary, letter »

    Notes:

    Article 17496535 Accession Number: 32708007; McCaughren, Simone 1; Email Address: s.mccaughren@ucc.ie; Sherlock, Catherine 2; Affiliations: 1: Lecturer, University College Cork, Eire 2: Lecturer, National University of Ireland Galway, Eire Source Info: Jul2008, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p133; Thesaurus Term: INTERCOUNTRY adoption; Thesaurus Term: ETHICS; Thesaurus Term: SOCIAL service; Thesaurus Term: CHILDREN'S rights; Thesaurus Term: SOCIAL workers; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: Child Rights; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Inter-country Adoption; Author-Supplied Keyword: Social Work Practice; Number of Pages: 17p. Document Type: Article

    Keywords:


    Geography:

    Republic of Ireland (Republic of Ireland)