Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption:Out of the Closet into the Mainstream?

Brown, Helen Cosis and Cocker, Christine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4188-2316 (2008) Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption:Out of the Closet into the Mainstream? Adoption and Fostering, 32 (4). pp. 19-30. ISSN 0308-5759

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Recent public debates have discussed lesbians and gay men caring for children as a novel phenomenon, but such arrangements are not new. Helen Cosis Brown and Christine Cocker track debates concerning lesbian and gay families and examine the relationship between policy and practice that is evidence based and ideologically driven. They outline the complexities of adoption and fostering practice within its political and social context and argue that the paramountcy of the child's welfare is the lynchpin to understanding the issues involved with the placement of children with lesbian and gay carers. The emphasis, in examining the detail of practice, is on recruitment, assessment, matching and support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoption,fostering,gay,lesbian,looked after children,social psychology,health(social science),sociology and political science,law ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3207
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 00:27
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2023 00:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/86582
DOI: 10.1177/030857590803200404

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