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Publication - Professor Judith Masson

    Pathways to adoption: from long and winding road to obstacle course

    Citation

    Masson, J, 2018, ‘Pathways to adoption: from long and winding road to obstacle course’. in: Gillian Douglas, Mervyn Murch, Victoria Stephens (eds) International and national perspectives on child and family law: Essays in hnour of Nigel Lowe. Insentia, Cambridge, pp. 81-95

    Abstract

    An analysis of reforms to adoption under the Adoption and Children Act 2002, and how they have been interpreted in the courts focusing on fairness, risk and delay issues which the reforms were intended to resolve. It concludes that adoption can still work unfairly in relation each of the parties in the adoption triangle, parents, children and adopters, and remains prone to delay.

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