Adoptive Parents and the Community: A Survey of Catholic Adoptive Applicants, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1953-1957
Adoption as a "social, psychological and legal process through which a child becomes the son or daughter of a different set of parents than those to whom he was born, has existed throughout known history. In recent years, however, adoptions have multiplied in number, at least in America, and they have become an object of vital interest and concern. Since adoption "should have as its main objective the well-being of children, "it must be seen in terms of the purposes and values of family life, with the additive of a special responsibility on the part of society. This unique human process creates a family constellation and so confers on parents and child rights and duties otherwise derived from the natural process of generation. Its permanent character further emphasizes its importance.
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Reiter, Joseph E, "Adoptive Parents and the Community: A Survey of Catholic Adoptive Applicants, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1953-1957" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557750.