ERIC Number: EJ482889
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Open Adoption of Infants: Adoptive Parents' Perceptions of Advantages and Disadvantages.
Siegel, Deborah H.
Social Work, v38 n1 p15-23 Jan 1993
Conducted qualitative study of adoptive parents' (n=21 couples) reactions to recent open adoptions of their infants. Findings indicated overwhelmingly positive feelings about open adoption. Respondents often noted that issue of openness was eclipsed by other concerns: coping with infertility, finding a baby, dealing with personnel, and dealing with lifelong issues present in all adoptive families. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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