Book launch: Adoption from Care

19 mai 2021 14:30 19 mai 2021 16:00 ENG

Tarja Pösö (Tampere University), Marit Skivenes (UiB) and June Thoburn (University of East Anglia). 

This book explores how children’s rights are practiced and weighed against birth and adoptive parents’ rights and examines how governments and professionals balance rights when it is decided that children cannot return to parental care.

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From different socio-political and legal contexts in Europe and the United States, it provides an in-depth analysis of concepts of family, contact, the child’s best-interest principle and human rights when children are adopted from care.

At the book launch, the editors and chapter authors will present some of the highlights from the book, and engage in discussions on implications for policy and professional practices.


The launch is organized by Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism in collaboration with Centre on Law and Social Transformation and Bergen Global.