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A legal history of adoption in Ontario, 1921-2015 / Lori Chambers.

Chambers, Anne Lorene, 1965- author. (Author). Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, issuing body. (Added Author).
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J.N. Desmarais Library KEO 228 C53 2016 30007008926833 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781487501013 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 1487501013 (cloth); National Library: 20169029905 SUBJECT(S) (cloth)
  • Physical Description: x, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The origins of adoption legislation -- Mothers and the meaning of consent in adoption -- Putative fathers and newborn adoption -- Child apprehension -- Secrecy and disclosure in adoption -- Open adoption -- Step-parent adoption -- Same-sex parents, assisted reproduction, and adoption -- Indigenous children and adoption -- International adoption.
Summary, etc.: "Professor Chambers' book traces the history of adoption law in Ontario from 1921, when the first Adoption Act was passed, to the present. She details the origins and passage of that legislation and then examines a series of legal changes and accompanying controversies, from debates about the meaning of consent by birth mothers to same-sex adoption. Many of these controversies "adoption of aboriginal children, international adoption, secrecy in adoption records" have emerged in the last few decades, and this is therefore very much a "modern" history of adoption law. In analyzing the development of the law Chambers skilfully weaves together statutes and cases with extra-legal debates over the meaning of parental and childrens? rights."/ --Publisher's description.
Subject: Adoption > Law and legislation > Ontario > History.
Adoption > Ontario > History.

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