By Mukti Jain Campion

Lately the inspiration of parenting and parenthood have more and more come lower than exam from the media and pros and, specifically, executive and politicians. progressively more, mom and dad are being held to account via society for his or her failure to convey this sort of electorate it wishes. yet what are mom and dad speculated to be doing? Are there a few people who are inherently undeserving to be mom and dad and does there exist a physique of information that defines healthy parenting? Who's healthy to be a parent? covers this hugely topical and critical topic in a stimulating and obtainable approach that cuts throughout a number of expert disciplines and opens up the limits among expert and private services on parenting. it truly is crucial interpreting for any specialist or scholar of social paintings and social coverage, these operating within the voluntary providers enthusiastic about the relatives, social coverage makers and for someone drawn to realizing what it ability to be a dad or mum at the present time.

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When selection is being carried out, demands can be made of would-be parents that would not be made of other parents. In a similar story reported by the Independent, an Australian couple who had also been told to lose weight if they wanted to adopt protested: ‘They’ re saying that being overweight might affect our health in the future. ’ (Reuters Report 4/12/86). One thing is clear: whereas assessment of parents in child protection work is governed by whether minimum standards of parenting are in operation, selection of parents for adoption is concerned with finding the maximum.

Women who work, older people, people who are single, gay or disabled—factors which would have previously entailed outright rejection. The criteria employed are also underpinned by the growing recognition of the nature of the many differences between ‘ordinary’ parenthood and adoptive parenthood. Adoptive parents are different. There is much that substitute parents will have in common with parents who care for their own children: the desire for a satisfying family life and for the position this brings in society, the need to love and be loved by children, the desire to contribute to children’s well-being and to help them make the most of their opportunities for success and happiness.

For example, a family that is living close to the edge is more likely to have contact with welfare professionals. Their professional experience is likely to mean that they are more alert to the possibility of children from such families being at risk and therefore act more readily to intervene. Middle-class families are less likely to come into contact with social services professionals, so any maltreatment of the children is less likely to come to light. The much reported story of the battered 6 year old Lisa Steinberg, who finally died at the hands of a wealthy Manhattan couple who had illegally adopted her, was a chilling reminder that articulate, middle-class parents are not subject to the same sort of scrutiny as those from poor backgrounds.

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