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ERIC Number: ED448865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 297
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87868-720-3
Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice.
Barth, Richard P., Ed.; Freundlich, Madelyn, Ed.; Brodzinsky, David, Ed.
As child welfare professionals have become aware of the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children in the adoption process or who are available for adoption, there is a heightened need for understanding a range of issues connected with prenatal alcohol and drug exposure. This book addresses many of these issues, including the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children's immediate and long-term health and development; remedial effects of a positive postnatal environment; counseling suggestions for prospective adoptive parents; and supports to maximize positive adoption outcomes. The chapters are: (1) "The Impact of Prenatal Substance Exposure: Research Findings and Their Implications for Adoption" (Madelyn Freundlich); (2) "Outcomes for Drug-Exposed Children Eight Years Postadoption" (Richard P. Barth and Devon Brooks); (3) "African American Kin Caregivers and Child Welfare Issues: Research Implications" (Robert B. Hill); (4) "Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Adult Psychopathology: Evidence from an Adoption Study" (Remi J. Cadoret and Kristin Riggins-Caspers); (5) "T.I.E.S. for Adoption: Supporting the Adoption of Children Who Were Prenatally Substance Exposed" (Susan B. Edelstein, Jill Waterman, Dorli Burge, Carolyn McCarty, and Joseph Prusak); (6) "Alcohol-Related Disorders and Children Adopted from Abroad" (Jane Ellen Aronson); (7) "Attachment Issues for Adopted Infants" (Mary Dozier and Kathleen E. Albus); (8) "Societal Attitudes toward Drug-Using Women and Their Children: Past and Present" (Stephen R. Kandall); (9) "Emerging Legal Issues in the Adoption of Drug-Exposed Infants" (Judith Larsen and Harvey J. Schweitzer); and (10) "The Adoption of Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol and Drugs: A Look to the Future" (Madelyn Freundlich). (KB)
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085. Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.; Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Inst., New York, NY.