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Adoption as a means of child protection: the law and practice in Malaysia

Mohd, Azizah (2012) Adoption as a means of child protection: the law and practice in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22 (1-2). pp. 79-89. ISSN 0218-5385 E-ISSN 2165-0993

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Adoption in Malaysia is of two kinds; firstly, taking the child of another as a person’s own child, where as a result, the adopted child will stand in equal footing with the natural children of the adoptive parents; and secondly, taking a child of another into a person’s custody without affecting the biological status of the adopted child. This article wishes to discuss the law and practice of adoption in Malaysia as one of the means of child protection. The article will also examine as to whether the law is adequate to protect children who are the subjects of adoption.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1931/27463
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adoption; child protection; Malaysian law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr Azizah Mohd
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 08:24
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 15:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27463

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