Master of Social Work (MSW)
Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
The present study has been undertaken as a result of the reviewer’s interest in the problem of married parents requesting adoption placement of their children, based on her experience in giving service to a small group of these parents at the Children’s Aid Society for the County of Waterloo.
An analysis of the research project of Evelyn McCorkell is the focus of this study. Her project appears to have marked the beginning of an examination of the problem.
Since her study was completed in 1957, there has been additional examination of the problem in the literature, indicating its relevance for social work practice. A review of this literature is included in the present study.
Bolton, Olive E., "Requests by Married Parents for Adoption Placement of their Children: An Analysis of a Research Study, with Some Observations on the Relevance of the Study for Social Work Practice" (1969). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1487.