When Adoptions Go Wrong: Psychological and Legal Issues of Adoption Disruption

Magdalena Dostálová

The American psychologist Lity Linzer Schwarz has written a briskly paced and readable book. Although the book is rather thin, it is full of interesting information interlaced with intriguing case reports. The legislation regulating fosterage and adoption in the USA is substantially different from the Czech laws addressing surrogate family care. Thus it is enriching to learn about procedures concerning adoption and fosterage in other cultural context as it gives us an advantageous possibility to draw on positives of the American system and to learn from its mistakes.

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