Beklemd in de scharnieren van de tijd. Beleid, praktijk en ervaringen van afstand ter adoptie door niet-gehuwde moeders in Nederland tussen 1956 en 1984

Translated title of the contribution: Hostages of time. Policy, practice and experiences of relinquishment for adoption by unmarried mothers in the Netherlands between 1956 and 1984

N. van den Boomen, Jacques Dane, Yuliya Hilevych, Joost Hoedemaeckers, E. Walhout, Jan Kok

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Abstract

In Dutch with English summary. Scientific report for the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, WODC-Onderzoek 2707. ISBN: 978-94-92380-40-1

This is an exploratory research into the effects of Dutch relinquishing practices and the lessons to be drawn from these for today. This report is the final outcome of this exploratory research. This study focuses on the period between 1956, the year when the Adoption Act was introduced, and 1984, the year when abortion was legalised under the Termination of Pregnancy Act. The aim of this research is to assess the nature, extent and experiences of relinquishment for adoption during this period, and to what extent women who put their child up for adoption – women who also often happened to be unmarried – did so under any form of social or religious pressure through formal or informal enforcement, persuasion or pressure.
Translated title of the contributionHostages of time. Policy, practice and experiences of relinquishment for adoption by unmarried mothers in the Netherlands between 1956 and 1984
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationNijmegen
PublisherRadboud University
ISBN (Print)978-94-92380-40-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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