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‘Wade in the Water …': Rethinking adoptees' stories of reunion
(Massey University, 2011)
In 1955, the Aotearoa/New Zealand government legislated the closed stranger adoption period. Approximately 80,000 children were constructed as a legal fiction when deemed as if born to a legally married couple. Birth family ...
Wade in the Water: Awash in the Sense of Adoption
(School of Psychology, Massey University, 2012)
A discursive approach to knowledge contends that language is the constitutive force of experience and lived reality. Meaning is created through language use within relationships, while discourses function as the ...