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(p. 427) Review: Adoption Policy and Practice: By Iris Goodacre (London: Allen & Unwin, 1966) 

(p. 427) Review: Adoption Policy and Practice: By Iris Goodacre (London: Allen & Unwin, 1966)
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(p. 427) Review: Adoption Policy and Practice: By Iris Goodacre (London: Allen & Unwin, 1966)
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0074
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date: 11 December 2019

Winnicott’s review of Adoption Policy and Practice by Goodacre, which he finds to be a scholarly report from which a great deal may be learned about overcoming difficulties in the field of fostering and adoption. He notes that the work finds many matters for improvement in the process of adoption, raising the issue that parents need help talking over their experience and that the child needs to be told at some point that he or she is adopted.

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