ERIC Number: EJ645891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Multidimensional Aspects of Adoptive Family Social Disclosure Patterns.
Weir, Kyle N.
Adoption Quarterly, v5 n1 p45-65 2001
Examined the multidimensional nature of social disclosure patterns of 44 couples who had adopted at least 1 child during the previous decade. Identified three main types of patterns varying in open communication patterns, social networks, internal/external family distinctions, motives, and tactics: advocates, moderates, and reluctants. Concluded that contemporary adoptive families represent extensive diversity within the adoption community. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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