VILLAINOUS OR VIRTUOUS: SOCIAL WORKERS AND ADOPTION
The development of the profession of Social Work is irrevocably linked to the plight of the unmarried mother and not in a way that lends pride to the profession. However, the connection between the two is central to understanding how the field of social work evolved. Social workers in this newly emerging profession came with an agenda to address “illegitimacy” as a way to sharply distinguish themselves from the evangelical women that preceded them. READ MORE . . .