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Applying for Adoption: How are Jewish Families Perceived?

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Sophie Nizard takes up the question of the multiplication of family models by examining the case of children adopted by Jewish families in France. She analyses how Jewish families wishing to adopt are perceived by social workers or the physicians employed by the French institutions or agencies in charge of adoption. As soon as it is known that the project to become parents goes along with the will to transmit a Jewish identity to children “from abroad” these perceptions are frequently negative, which can jeopardize the entire adoption process for these famili

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113-123

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978-1-4438-5180-0

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Nizard, Sophie Applying for Adoption: How are Jewish Families Perceived?. Gender, Families and Transmission in the Contemporary Jewish Context. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2017: 113-123.  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-fra170