ERIC Number: EJ559893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Grief Resolution of Birthmothers in Confidential, Time-Limited Mediated, Ongoing Mediated, and Fully Disclosed Adoptions.
Christian, Cinda L.; McRoy, Ruth G.; Grotevant, Harold D.; Bryant, Chalandra M.
Adoption Quarterly, v1 n2 p35-58 1997
Examined grief resolution issues for birthmothers who placed infants for adoption. Found that birthmothers in fully disclosed adoptions had better resolution than with confidential and time-limited mediated adoptions, and those in ongoing mediated had better resolution than with time-limited mediated adoptions. Findings pose implications for preplacement planning and pre- and post-adoption services. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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