Who's Fit to Be a Parent?

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Contents
Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsix
Introduction1
Part IParents on trial5
1 The state versus parents-children into care 7
2 Other people's children-who's fit to adopt? 38
3 Parents apart-who keeps the children? 63
4 Playing God-the medical gift of children 96
5 Key themes from Part I 117
Part IIParents on the edge129
6 Disabled parents 133
7 Mentally handicapped parents 151
8 Drug addicted mothers 168
9 Gay parents 177
10 Teenage mothers 189
11 Older mothers 197
12 Single mothers 205
13 Lone fathers 217
14 Working mothers 225
15 Black parents 239
16 Key themes from Part II 261

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Parents on Trial 5
  • 1 - The State Versus Parents 7
  • 2 - Other People's Children 38
  • 3 - Parents Apart 63
  • 4 - Playing God 96
  • 5 - Key Themes from Part I 117
  • Part II - Parents on the Edge 129
  • 6 - Disabled Parents 133
  • 7 - Mentally Handicapped Parents 151
  • 8 - Drug Addicted Mothers 168
  • 9 - Gay Parents 177
  • 10 - Teenage Mothers 189
  • 11 - Older Mothers 197
  • 12 - Single Mothers 205
  • 13 - Lone Fathers 217
  • 14 - Working Mothers 225
  • 15 - Black Parents 239
  • 16 - Key Themes from Part II 261
  • Part III - The Job Description 269
  • 17 - The Ideal Model and the Actual Model of Fit Parenting 271
  • 18 - Implications of the Actual Model of Fit Parenting to Assessment 281
  • 19 - Looking Forward 300
  • Bibliography 303
  • Index 309
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