ERIC Number: EJ559928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Changing Agency Practices toward Openness in Adoption.
Henney, Susan M.; Onken, Steven; McRoy, Ruth G.; Grotevant, Harold D.
Adoption Quarterly, v1 n3 p45-76 1998
Interviewed private adoption agency staff in 1987-89 and 1993 to examine the impact of open adoption on practices and services. Found that over time, agencies offered a greater range of openness options. Client demand, changes in agency philosophy, and competition from independent or private adoptions were among the most salient reasons for change. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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