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Stepfamily Policy from the Perspective of a Stepfamily Organisation

WithErica De’Ath

Stepfamilies are not a new phenomenon. For centuries the lives of many children have been interrupted by the death, separation or divorce of their parents. Where children were separated from both parents by death or destitution they were cared for up by friends or family, apprenticed or adopted into other families or brought up in orphanages, foster families or residential care.