ERIC Number: ED265923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Group Care/Adoption Practice Manual: Guidelines for Adoptive Planning for Children in Group Care.
Sipp, Patricia B., Ed.
This manual, which provides guidelines for effective adoption services for children in residential group child care who need new, permanent families, emphasizes interagency collaboration and communication as critical to effective adoptive plans. The manual is intended for public agency social workers responsible for placement and permanency planning, adoption social workers in public or private adoption agencies, and group care staff (primarily social workers) who are responsible for family services and planning for children. After a brief introduction in Chapter I and an overview of permanency planning and adoption in perspective in Chapter II, the remaining chapters are organized around the phases in the adoptive process. Chapters III through VII consider, in order, the following topics: deciding on the adoption alternative; clearing the child legally for adoption; finding and preparing the adoptive family; preparing the child; and the placement process. The concluding chapter includes a section on planning for children in group care who have some adoptive experience in their background. In addition, guidelines are provided for the development in other states or localities of an interagency project similar to the Group Care/Adoption Project. Included in the Appendix are reading references, an adoption agency resource list, a statement of legal provisions for the termination of parental rights in North Carolina, and an adopted child's personal "life story book." (DST)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adopted Children, Adoption, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Placement, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Guides, Social Services, Social Workers
School of Social Work, Attn: Gretchen Stancell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ($15.00, plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Social Work.