ERIC Number: EJ637725
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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The Postadoption Experience: Child, Parent, and Family Predictors of Family Adjustment to Adoption.
McDonald, Thomas P.; Propp, Jennifer R.; Murphy, Kimberlee C.
Child Welfare, v80 n1 p71-94 Jan-Feb 2001
This study examined postadoption experiences of parents who adopted children in state custody 18-24 months prior to interview. Parents rated the adjustment year as being more smooth than stressful. They saw how the child contributed to their lives, but were less positive about available social supports, and were dissatisfied with the speed of adoption and availability of community supports. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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