Aboriginal Children: Maintaining Connections in Adoption

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Brown, I., Chaze. F., Fuchs, D., Lafrance, J., McKay, S., & Thomas Prokop, S. (Eds.). Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairie. Prairie Child Welfare Consortium / Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare: pp. 203-221.

This chapter provides some context on the issue of adoption and Aboriginal children by highlighting conversations, experiences, and knowledge from diverse stakeholders. The authors provide a summary of dialogue and research findings that consider the many complexities of this issue from both an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspective. The contributors to this chapter have multiple roles in this area and have come together to produce a discussion that can hopefully be advanced by others. The chapter exemplifies how Aboriginal adoption needs to be discussed by all those involved including policymakers and advocates, agency directors, academic researchers, adoptees, and their families.

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