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Contents

Contents

Series Editors’ Introduction v

Glossary of Abbreviations vii

Introduction

Chapter 1 Adoption & Fostering in Scotland:

Yesterday and Today xi

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Chapter 2 Towards Contemporary Adoption and

Fostering Practice

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Chapter 3 Current Legislation, Practice and Policy Issues 41 Chapter 4 Kinship Care 55 Chapter 5 Adoption: A Life-Long Process 69 Chapter 6 Afterword: Looking to the Future for

Adoption & Fostering in Scotland

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References

Further Reading

Index

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