Social Networking, Adoption and Search and Reunion

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Title: Social Networking, Adoption and Search and Reunion
Authors: O'Brien, Valerie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4349
Date: May-2013
Abstract: Change is central to adoption practice and this paper sets out to discuss how social networking is impacting in the field of adoption, especially in the areas of search and reunion. As part of the discussion of this phenomena, certain aspects of Irish practice, some historical and some more contemporary are summarised briefly. This paper is based on a review of the limited literature, an examination of web based materials and interviews with a select group of adoption professionals. Through this exploration, the benefits, implications, challenges and opportunities for adoption practice are considered.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish Association of Social Workers
Copyright (published version): IASW 2013
Keywords: AdoptionSocial networkingSearch and reunion
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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