The idea of adopted and permanently fostered children maintaining some form of contact with their birth relatives has risen rapidly up the political and practice agenda over the last 20 years. Early debates for and against contact concluded that there was an urgent need for more research. This book gathers together the latest thoughts and research findings of many of the leading authorities on the subject.
Elsbeth Neil and Professor David Howe, both at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, have published extensively on aspects of child care. Other contributors include Harold D. Grotevant, Janette Logan and Carole Smith; Mary Beek and Gillian Schofield; Julie Selwyn; Kate Wilson and Ian Sinclair; June Thoburn; and Miriam Steele.