Historical Perspectives

  • Boag-Strong, V., 2006. Finding Families, Finding Ourselves: English Canada Encounters: Adoption From the Nineteenth Century to the 1990s. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Carp, E.W., 1998. Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Carp, E.W., 2002. Adoption in America: Historical Perspectives. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Department of Child Protection, 2007. Information About Past Adoption Services. East Perth, WA: Department for Child Protection.
  • Edwards C. and Read, P., eds., 1989. The Lost Children. Sydney: Doubleday.
  • Finlay, H., 2005. To Have and to Hold: A History of Attitudes to Marriage and Divorce in Australia, 1858-1975. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Lang, J., 1980. The Open Door. Perth: Ngala Mothercraft Home and Training Centre Inc.
  • Gilding, M, 1991. The Making and Breaking of the Australian Family. Sydney: Allen &Unwin.
  • Grimshaw, P., Lake, M., McGrath, A., Quartly, M., 2006. Creating a Nation. Perth: Network.
  • Haebich, A., 2000. Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
  • Howe, D. et al., 1992. Half a Million Women: Mothers Who Lose Their Children by Adoption. London: Penguin Books.
  • Howe, R, Swain, S, 1993. The Challenge of the City: The Centenary History of Wesley Central Mission. Melbourne: Hyland House.
  • Jones, C., 2000. ‘Adoption: A study of post-war child removal in NSW’. Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 86 (1).
  • Kelly, S., 2000. Adoption in Australia: An Overview. Family Futures: Issues in Research and Policy. 7th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Sydney, July.
  • Kerr, R., 1998. Creating Citizens: The State and Child Welfare in Western Australia 1907-1954. Paper presented at the International Federation for Research in Women’s History Conference, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Kerr, R., 2001. ‘The appeal of blue eyes: Adoption, citizenship and eugenics in Western Australia during the interwar years’. In On the Edge: Refereed Proceedings of the Curtin Humanities Postgraduate Research Conference, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 3-12.
  • Marshall, A., McDonald, M.2001. The Many-Sided Triangle: Adoption in Australia. Carlton: Melbourne University Publishing.
  • Nelson, C, 2003. Little Strangers: Portrayals of Adoption and Foster Care in America, 1850-1929. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • NSW Law Commission, Standing Committee on Social Issues, 2000. Releasing the Past: Adoption Practices 1950-1998
  • Novy, M., ed., 2001. Imagining Adoption: Essays on Literature and Culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Peel, M., 1998. Australian Families: Images and Essays. Melbourne: Scribe.
  • Reiger, K., 1985. The Disenchantment of the Home: Modernising the Australian Family. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Rosenwald, T., 2004. ‘From the Trenches of War on Adoption in Australia’. In Knowledge into Action! Effective Practice for Child and Family Services. Sydney: Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies.
  • Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee, 2001. Lost Innocents: Righting the Record – Report on Child Migration. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee, 2001. Forgotten Australians: A Report on Australians Who Experienced Institutional or Out-of-home Care as Children. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Seglow, J et al., 1972. Growing up AdoptedA Long Term National Study of Adopted Children and Their Families.Lancashire: National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales.
  • Siedlecky, S., and Wyndham, D., 1990. Populate and Perish: Australian Women’s Fight for Birth Control. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
  • Swain, P., Swain, S., 1992. To Search for Self: The Experience of Access to Adoption Information. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Swain, S., and Howe, R., 1995. Single Mothers and Their Children. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Winkler, R., Van Keppel, M., 1984. Relinquishing Mothers in Adoption. Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies.