ERIC Number: ED332392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Foster Care and Adoption of Handicapped Children.
Grayson, Joann, Ed.
Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, v17 p1,3,4 Fall 1985
This article discusses the problems and potential solutions surrounding foster care and adoption of handicapped children, with special focus on the situation in Virginia. The growing number of children with multiple handicaps entering foster care is cited, along with the challenge of finding foster parents for them. Social workers are advised to consider three factors in locating foster parents: recruitment, training, and remuneration. Some children in foster care become available for adoption, and efforts to recruit adoptive homes are described. Four handicapped children are featured as examples of children needing placement. "Spotlights" present information about several families who have adopted or provide foster care for handicapped children. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adoption, Child Welfare, Children, Disabilities, Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Family, Incidence, Multiple Disabilities, Placement, Recruitment, Social Services
James Madison University, Center for Child Abuse Education, Psychology Department, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Feature article in this newsletter issue.