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Birth fathers and their adoption experiences

Author: Gary Clapton
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
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Virtually all literature about birth parents of adopted children has focused on mothers. In this pioneering study, Gary Clapton gives us a fresh perspective: he recounts the experiences of thirty birth fathers separated from their children at birth. Discussing different notions of fatherhood, such as biological paternity, social fatherhood, sperm donorship and the 'father figure', this informative book - the first  Read more...
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Clapton, Gary, 1948-
Birth fathers and their adoption experiences.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003
(DLC) 2002034076
(OCoLC)50604912
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Clapton
ISBN: 0585480397 9780585480398 9781846423635 1846423635
OCLC Number: 53449584
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements; Part 1 Introduction: Adoption and Birth Parents, Birth Fathers and Fatherhood; 1. Introduction; 2. Adoption and Birth Parents: From Out of the Shadows; 3. Birth Fathers: What do we know?; 4. Fatherhood Today; Part 2 The Life Experiences of Birth Fathers; 5. The Birth Fathers, the Pregnancy and the Birth of the Child; 6. The Adoption; 7. Life After Adoption; 8. Birth Father and Child: Towards Meeting and Meanings of Contact; Part 3 Birth Father Narratives: The Implications; 9. Understanding Men and Fathers; 10. Working Fathers; References; Subject Index; Author Index.
Responsibility: Gary Clapton.

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Virtually all literature about birth parents of adopted children has focused on mothers. In this pioneering study, Gary Clapton gives us a fresh perspective: he recounts the experiences of thirty birth fathers separated from their children at birth. Discussing different notions of fatherhood, such as biological paternity, social fatherhood, sperm donorship and the 'father figure', this informative book - the first on birth fathers in adoption - brings new light to issues such as the decision to give up a child for adoption, the child's desire to find his or her birth parents, and the facilitat.

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