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Adoption as a child welfare measure - New research project at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory

November 1 the project "Adoption as a child welfare measure" is starting up at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory.

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Professor Marit Skivenes has received a new research project funded by the Children, Youth and Family Affairs after winning the competition for the assignment which was advertised on May 25 2016. The project has a budget of 2.5 million kroner. Together with researchers Hege B. Stein Helland and Øyvind Samnøy Tefre, Professor Skivenes will examine how laws on adoption are being implemented and practiced in the front line and in the courts. The project aims to create a knowledge base that can contribute to the proper use of adoption as child welfare measure, and also shed light on best practices and identify factors that can help decision-makers to consider measures for children in long-term placements. The project starts up at November 1, 2016 and ends on 31 December 2018.