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Dear Betsy,

Your book on adoption, Family Bonds, made a big impact in the US when it appeared in 1993. In it you advocate relaxing the rules that surround adoption-reducing the role of social workers and widening the group of adults eligible to adopt. I was almost your neighbour when I lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but our paths never crossed. I now want to challenge your views on adoption because I disagree with them, and also because everything American seems to wash up on British shores. I fear that your views on adoption will be…

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