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Wednesday, 3 May 2023

Research Handbook on Adoption LawEdward Elgar Publishing has published the Research Handbook on Adoption Law edited by Professor Nigel Lowe (Cardiff University) and Professor Claire Fenton-Glynn.

Bringing together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this fascinating and timely Research Handbook provides diverse perspectives on the law and practice of adoption. It examines how adoption laws differ between countries and cultures, and the ongoing effects of adoption on the child, the birth parent(s), and the adoptive parent(s).

This Research Handbook documents the history of adoption legislation and offers comparative perspectives on the implementation of full adoption in England and Wales, in contrast to the use of simple adoption in other European countries. Chapters examine the challenges facing adoption law; from adoption without parental consent and anonymous birth, to transracial and intercountry adoption, as well as discussing the human rights of the child during and after the adoption process. Providing an abundance of global research on all aspects of the topic of adoption, Nigel Lowe and Claire Fenton-Glynn offer a comprehensive guide to the past, present, and future of adoption law.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Elgar website. For information about other publications by Professor Fenton-Glynn, see her Faculty Profile.